German & Sri Lankan Men Swap Boarding Passes At Mum Airport; Land In Diff Countries. Arrested!

by Shreya Rathod
German & Sri Lankan Men Swap Boarding Passes At Mum Airport; Land In Diff Countries. Arrested!

There are a lot of things that you need to be careful of while travelling out of the country. And every document needs to be approved by the authorities as it will be verified at every security checkpoint. But what if your boarding passes are exchanged? At Mumbai Airport, the boarding passes of two passengers were allegedly swapped and they landed in different countries! Read further to know the details of this Mumbai Airport incident.

Passengers Exchanged Boarding Passes At Mumbai Airport!

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A bizarre incident took place at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. Two passengers had allegedly exchanged places with each other and flew to different destinations. One of these passengers was a German citizen and another was a Sri Lanka native. However, they were both arrested by the Mumbai police. According to the authorities, the Sri Lanka native was travelling with a fake passport. Furthermore, the boarding passes of these gentlemen were swapped at the airport toilet.

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Investigation Of The Matter

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This matter was discovered after an airline staff noticed the departure stamp on the passport of the Sri Lankan citizen. It appeared to be forged! Moreover, the departure stamp number on his passport and the stamp number on his boarding pass was different. Till the time he realised that his identity was revealed, he was in the UK. The Sri Lanka man revealed his identity after which he was deported back to India (Mumbai). After being arrested by the police, he revealed that he wanted to travel to the UK for a better career opportunity.

As for the German citizen, the police suspected him of being involved in this boarding pass-swapping plan. And during the interrogation, it was revealed that both foreigners were staying at a deluxe hotel and planned this entire operation.

They were booked for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy, and police are still inspecting the case. According to the Indian Penal Code, people booked under these cases may have to face jail time for several years. Moreover, if any person is found doing these kinds of activities on purpose, he or she will be charged with criminal cases.

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So, make sure you carry the correct documents while travelling.

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