Fake visa racket unearthed, 27 held at IGI
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.
New Delhi: 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,
The detentions came as security personnel had been
keeping a strict 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
around 2 pm in which a caller from Dubai claimed that 15
people are planning to fly to Dubai today with fake visas and
they might "hijack" the flight, 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 will
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 the Jet and Kingfisher have handed over the
recordings of the telephone calls they received to the