Tuesday, November 22, 2016

8 arrested for trespassing at Mumbai airport

The airport police has arrested eight persons of a travel agency for forging tickets in order to gain access to the airport, all because they wanted to help their clients check in their baggage.

The eight had entered the airport on tickets bearing fake PNR numbers. An officer of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) told this paper that the eight people had entered the airport premises to help carry and load the baggage of 170 Udaipur-bound passengers of Indigo Airlines.

Some 180 passengers had booked tickets on an Indigo flight to Udaipur on November 20 from a Khar-based travel company to attend a marriage ceremony. Later, 10 passengers cancelled the tickets.

On Sunday, the family asked the travel company to help them with baggage inside the terminal till the boarding pass counter. Following the request, the eight men allegedly scanned  eight of the 10 cancelled e-tickets and changed the name and PNR number on it.
22/11/16 Ashita Dadheech/The Asian Age