Wanting to spend some more time with his girlfriend, who was leaving the country, proved costly for a Chinese national.
An employee of an MNC in Gurgaon, Zhou Yamg was caught with a fake e-ticket at the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) recently. Zhou had purchased a China Air ticket to Shanghai but after taking the printout, he cancelled his ticket. On the basis of that ticket, he managed to enter the airport but was caught by CISF officials on his way out.
"Zhou Yamg entered the airport to spend time with his girlfriend. You are allowed till check-in counter without any checking whether the ticket is valid or not," said a source at the airport.
A passenger boarding any international flight has to enter the terminal building three hours before the departure. The norm is to allow passengers by checking their e-ticket and identity card at the terminal gate. In February, the CISF started checking passengers coming out of the airport also and many were caught in the process.
"In most cases, relatives of the passengers were found with a printout of the passenger's e-ticket. But in this case the man purchased the ticket and then cancelled it," the source added.
DCP Airport O.P. Mishra confirmed that the Chinese national was arrested on August 19 on trespassing on the basis of forged document.