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Taiwan man held for entering airport with fake ticket
A 28-year-old man from Taiwan was arrested by the police for entering the Chennai airport on Tuesday night using a forged air ticket.
According to the police, Khalil Thiu forged an air ticket to enter the premises to drop off a woman, who was a manager in the company he works for. Thiu works in the purchasing department of a shoe manufacturing firm in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
The woman, who has retired from the company, was on her way to Hong Kong and had to board a Thai Airways flight in the early hours of Wednesday. Thiu accompanied her to the airport to see her off. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stopped him when they saw him walking out of the airport after accompanying her till the check in area. When questioned, he gave contradictory answers and the CISF personnel handed him over to the airport police suspecting foul play.
Thiu had initially told the police that he did not want to travel to Hong Kong and was trying to leave the airport. However, during questioning, he admitted to having forged an air ticket to enter the airport. He claimed that the purpose was to assist his former manager to carry her baggage. “We have arrested him for forging the ticket and entering the high security area,” the police noted.
It may be noted there are visitor passes available at the airport. However, the pass holders cannot accompany the passengers till the check-in counter.