Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Man breaches airport security for girlfriend

Love knows no bounds even to overcome odds, as seen in a recent incident that havocked tranquility at the Pune airport. In what can be said to be a major security breach at the heavily guarded Pune airport, a youngster managed to enter the terminal building of the facility by foxing the officials of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after showing them a fake e-ticket.

The incident occurred in the afternoon on Sunday. The CISF officials have lodged an FIR at Vimantal police station in this regard.

The man, identified as Ammar Mohsin Boxwala (26), a resident of Burhani Colony in Market Yard, was later caught by CISF personnel while he was trying to leave the departure lounge. It later came to light that the youth had taken the step to bid his girlfriend goodbye.

According to the police, Boxwala’s girlfriend had a ticket of SpiceJet to travel from Pune to Goa. He made a fake ticket of a Chennai-bound Indi- Go flight. When his girlfriend made it through the security check, he then moved to the departure area and informed the CISF personnel that he no longer wanted to fly to Chennai, instead requested to be escorted to the exit gate. This raised doubts in the minds of the CISF personnel, who then took the man to the airline counter and got his ticket verified. It was then found that the customer id printed on the e-ticket was false.

The SpiceJet (SG 514) Pune to Goa flight departs from city airport at 12.20 pm and the Chennai-bound (6E 302) IndiGo flight departs at 1.50 pm. According to airport officials, the man entered the terminal building around 11am.
07/03/17 Sushant Ranjan/Pune Mirror