27 held at IGI with ‘fake’ visas
New Delhi, July 6
Twenty-seven people planning to go to Dubai allegedly with fake visas were today detained by CISF personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, sources said. The detentions came as security personnel had been keeping a vigil at the airport after they were informed about Kingfisher and Jet Airways call centres receiving calls about some persons planning to fly to Dubai with fake visas.
The Jet Airways call centre in Delhi received the call at 2 pm in which a caller from Dubai claimed that 15 people were planning to fly to Dubai today with fake visas and they might “hijack” the flight, the sources said.
The Kingfisher call centre in Pune received the call in which the caller claimed 12 passengers with fake visas will fly to Dubai. The caller also claimed that the immigration officials were hand-in-glove with the racket and they would allow them to fly to their destination.
Soon after the calls were received, three teams of CISF personnel were deployed in the international terminal and airline staff were briefed and provided with the PNR numbers of the suspected travellers.
“They were allowed to enter the airport and as soon as they approached the staff at the check-in counters and produced their tickets, they were apprehended,” a senior security official said.
Both Jet and Kingfisher have handed over the recordings of the telephone calls they received to the security agencies. — PTI