Six months after a 28-year-old man was caught trying to enter the airport with a fake entry pass, police investigations have revealed it was all a part of a major job racket.
On Tuesday, Delhi Police arrested a woman who has cheated over two dozen youths to the tune of R50 lakh. Police said the woman, identified as Suprabha Mudali charged R2 lakh for a job at the airport and had even given several candidates fake entry passes.
"It was the fake entry pass that was a matter of concern. The pass was a replica of the permanent Airport Entry Pass (AEP) issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). On interrogation, it was found that Ankit Bhutani, the person we caught, was a job-seeker. The mastermind of the whole racket was finally arrested on Tuesday," a senior police officer said.
Police said three persons have already been arrested in the case. "But the kingpin of the racket is Mudali. We are now interrogating her to know the source of fake AEPs," the officer added.
"Bhutani had told the police that two agents had given him a list of nearly 100 persons who were selected for a job in Indian Airlines. Following this input, the CISF had alerted its personnel to look for persons with fake AEPs," the officer added.
Bhutani was promised a job by two Air India employees - Aditya Bhardwaj and Neeraj Sharma. "They claimed to be employees of Air India and had taken R2 lakh from him for a job in Indian Airlines. Sharma had given him the AEP along with the uniform with a direction to join duty at Terminal-1 on July 23," the officer further said.