A 43-year-old Kuwaiti on a visit to India has been arrested for entering the restricted ‘passengers only’ area, at Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport in the southern state of Karnataka, and attempting to take a flight on a canceled ticket.

According to local media, the Kuwaiti was arrested by Indian police after he was reported for using a canceled air ticket by the traffic officer at the Kuwait Airways counter in the airport.

The traffic officer informed police after he found that the suspect had entered the ‘passengers only’ departure lounge, to accompany his other family members, after presenting a canceled ticket to the security personnel.

On questioning, the suspect denied that he was attempting to travel with a canceled ticket and said that he was only trying to take his family members to the nearest possible point from the boarding gate.

He, however, admitted that he had deliberately booked the ticket and then canceled it to gain entry into the departure lounge. The man has been remanded until further investigations are completed.

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