NEW DELHI

Retired J&K official detained at airport

NEW DELHI, MARCH 24. A retired Naib Tehsildar of Jammu and Kashmir, who reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning to fly back to Srinagar after completion of a business trip was detained on the charge of impersonation as the ticket that he had purchased from a travel agent had been issued in some other person's name. The incident is a reminder to all passengers that travelling on tickets issued in other people's name is grossly illegal.

The Central Industrial Security Force said it was about 10 a.m. that the accused, G.M. Khaja, reached the frisking booth of the Security Hold Area of Terminal 1B of the Domestic Airport with an Air Sahara ticket for flight S2-151 bound for Srinagar. During the pre-embarkation security check, Sub-Inspector, Vijay Kumar Prasad, asked him if he was a doctor as the boarding card had been issued in the name of Dr. Suhail Mufti.

At this Mr Khaja replied that he was not a doctor. He said, his name was G.M. Khaja and he was a resident of Lal Bazaar Srinagar. Subsequently, he was detained by the CISF staff and then taken to the Crime and Intelligence Wing office in the Domestic Terminal. During questioning, Mr Khaja disclosed that he was travelling on a ticket issued in the name of Dr. Suhail Mufti as he had obtained the ticket from a travelling agency, M/s Rehwan Travellers Private Limited. He also gave the name of the agent as Raina . Subsequently, the retired man was handed over to the Palam Police Station for registration of a case of impersonation and cheating.

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