An Israeli national has been arrested for illegally entering the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in an apparent bid to see off his wife to Tashkent.
The incident was reported at 10:30 AM yesterday when the Israeli man, identified as A Halbani, gained entry into the terminal area after furnishing a ticket at the entry gate to travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. But he had cancelled the ticket earlier.
CISF personnel later found that the man was not proceeding for boarding but trying to find an exit from the terminal area in a suspicious manner and apprehended him.
He told them, sources said, that he first booked an e-ticket for yesterday to travel to Tashkent but cancelled it and re-booked his ticket for September 12.
“He used the copy of the e-ticket dated August 27 to gain entry into terminal area as he wanted to see off his wife who was travelling to Tashkent.
He was handed over to the Delhi Police which booked him under sections 447 (criminal trespass) and 417 (cheating) of the IPC,” they said.