Delhi airport has been put on high alert after a 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for trying to enter the airport with a fake entry pass.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has received information that around 100 such passes were distributed by a man to many people promising them jobs. The pass was a clever replica of the permanent Airport Entry Pass (AEP) being issued by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
The arrested man, identified as Ankit Bhutani, was caught when he was trying to enter the airport. Sources said this could be a part of job racket and his arrest just a tip of the iceberg.
"Ankit told the police that two agents had shown him a list of nearly 100 men selected for job in Indian Airlines. We suspect that more such people with fake passes will approach at the gate. CISF personnel at all access gates have been put on high alert," said a senior CISF officer.
"Ankit walked towards the terminal 1 gate at 1:15pm and showed his pass for checking. During his questioning, he said he got a job as a supervisor in Indian Airlines and had come to join work," officer added. Sources said he was promised a job by two men - Aditya Bhardwaj and Neeraj Sharma - claiming to be Air India employees.
"They had taken R2 lakh from Ankit while promising him the job. Neeraj Sharma gave him the AEP along with uniform with a direction to report at Terminal-1 on Wednesday to report for work," the officer added.
Bhutani has been handed over to Delhi police and initial investigation revealed that the two other accused have cheated many other men by promising them jobs with the national carrier.