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30 people arrested for entering Delhi Airport with forged tickets in 14 months

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People with forged e-tickets have posed new threat to Delhi airport security with 30 people being arrested in the past 14 months. The tickets are not checked at the entry gates and passengers only have to show a print-out along with an identification document. The culprits were nabbed while exiting the airport as they could not give convincing reasons for going out. When the CISF personnel on suspicion checked,found fake tickets. The security at the Indira Gandhi International Airport is high, post Brussels terror attacks.

One of the senior CISF officials said, “The machine may be installed at the entry gate instead of checking every e-ticket manually. The officer posted at the gate can check the ticket with the machine before allowing entry. This will ensure that nobody with an illegal ticket gain entry to the airport building. In 2015, 23 passengers were caught when they were going out of the airport. This year (till February 29) seven passengers have been caught. In 2014, 16 people were caught with fake e-tickets. We were lucky that none of the 30 people were terrorists. We need to install PNR readers at the entry gate. We conduct a random security check at the entry gate but will enhance it now.”

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