27 immigrants detained at IGI with fake visas
New Delhi, Jul 7: Twenty seven people were detained in Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi on Tuesday, Jul 6 for carrying fake visas.
Security personnel had been keeping a strict vigil at the airport after they were informed about Kingfisher and Jet Airways call centers receiving calls about some persons planning to fly to Dubai with fake visas.
At around 2 pm on Jul 6, the Jet Airways call center in Delhi received the call, where the caller informed that 15 people are planning to fly to Dubai on Jul 6 with fake visas and they might "hijack" the flight.
The Kingfisher call center in Pune received the call on Jul 6, 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.
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 travelers, as soon as IGI officials got the information about the calls.
"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," said a senior security official.
Both the Jet and Kingfisher had handed over the recordings of the telephone calls they received to the security agencies.