CISF nabs 2 in impersonation case at Cochin airport

CISF nabs 2 in impersonation case at Cochin airport

Agency News

New Delhi, Oct 28: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Saturday nabbed two passengers in an impersonation case at Cochin airport, an official statement said here on Monday.

Around 1745 hrs on October 26 while checking the ticket at departure gate of terminal-1of Cochin Airport, a CISF personnel noticed some discrepancy in Aadhaar Card produced by a lady passenger bound to Delhi by IndiGo Airlines flight.

The said Aadhaar card (No.206000183201) was in the name of Mrs Radha Vyas, wife of Krishan Prasad, resident of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, which was shabby and faded.

On suspicion, the lady was requested to show another ID card or identification paper, she informed that she did not have any other ID card in her possession.

The matter was informed to CISF surveillance and intelligence team for reviewing the CCTV footage which revealed that the said lady was travelling with a male passenger. The male passenger was intercepted and identified as Rakesh Vyas, a staff of Indigo Airlines, having permanent Airport Entry Pass (AEP No.KOL 26003 valid up to December 2019) of Bhubaneswar Airport.

In the meantime, on tactfully questioning, the said lady passenger produced her driving license (No.OD02K2013009141) issued by Odisha Government which was in the name of Ms Rasmita Barala, daughter of Prakash Chandra Barala and resident of Khurda, in Odisha.

IndiGo Airlines confirmed that both the passengers were travelling on staff tickets of IndiGo Airlines. The lady was the girlfriend of the said IndiGo staff and to avail the staff concession, they fabricated the Aadhaar card of sister of the male passenger (IndiGo staff).

Later, both the passengers along with the fake ID were handed over to local Police for further legal action in the matter, the CISF said. (UNI)