Airlines e-ticketing fraud busted; three arrested

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New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) With the arrest of three people, including a Nigerian, the Delhi Police claimed to have busted an e-ticketing racket.

Besides the Nigerian national, two Nepalese have also been arrested for allegedly duping various airlines to the tune of lakhs of rupees.

Crime Branch sleuths nabbed a Nepalese, Kedar Nath from West Delhi. Two mobile phones and three SIM cards were recovered from him.

On his instance, another Nepalese, Kailash Shrestha and Mikhail Akolade, a Nigerian, were arrested from their residences in Malviya Nagar and Tilak Nagar area, respectively.

Their interrogation revealed that the ticketing racket had its roots in countries like Thailand and Singapore. They used to get stolen credit card details from their conduits in these countries to buy e-tickets of airlines and sell them to willing passengers at cheaper rates.

The airlines duped by the accused include Air India Express, SpiceJet, Go Air, IndiGo, Etihad Airways, and Kingfisher airlines.

Over 250 e-tickets and details stolen from at least 500 credit cards were recovered from the three.

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