Eight men arrested for entering Mumbai’s domestic airport with fake air tickets
The eight men where assisting about 180 foreigners who were their customers and had come to travel India.mumbai Updated: Nov 22, 2016 11:31 IST
The Airport police arrested eight men, working for a tours & travels agency, for allegedly trespassing into the domestic airport premises with fake tickets of an airline, to assist their customers who were to take a flight to Udaipur.
Even as they managed to bluff the security guard and got in, they were caught by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) while coming out of the Airport premises.
According to the airport police, the incident took place on Sunday afternoon. The eight men where assisting about 180 foreigners who were their customers and had come to travel India.
However, in a bid to save money and cut the time consuming process of buying passes, they made fake tickets of Indigo Airlines for flying to Delhi.
However, once the foreigners took the flight, the eight accused tried to get out. While trying to exit, they were detained by the CISF who verified their claims and checked their tickets with the Indigo airlines.
Their bluff was caught.
They were then handed over to the airport police, who arrested them and filed an FIR under cheating and forgery sections of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced before a magistrate’s court and remanded to police custody till 24 November. Police inspector Yogesh Shinde said they are probing how they made the fake tickets.
First Published: Nov 22, 2016 10:24 IST