Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: A person without a valid ticket or entry pass sneaked into the security lounge of the Anna international airport's departure terminal early on Friday.

He was secured by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel.

The airport police said K. Jacob (26) of Anna Nagar in Tiruchi was mentally unstable. He was produced before the Judicial Magistrate at Alandur and was remanded to custody.

Jacob came to the international departure area around 12.05 a.m. He produced a ticket and crossed the first gate at the departure. He managed to pass through the second gate too and reached the security lounge.

On verification, it was found that Jacob was carrying the ticket with which he had travelled from Singapore to Chennai in the first week of February. While security personnel of the Airports Authority of India are posted at the first gate, the CISF takes care of the second gate.