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Contract employee helped Air India passengers get boarding pass despite ECNR

Security officials have cracked the case in which 8 passengers from Rajasthan managed to get a boarding pass despite not having the mandatory ECNR stamp.

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Security officials have apparently been able to crack the case in which some eight passengers from Rajasthan on their way to Kuwait on an Air India flight managed to get a boarding pass despite not having the mandatory ECNR (Emigration Clearance Not Required) stamp on their passports.

According to sources, a contract employee Jaymin working with the airlines somehow managed to access the password of one of the computers and got the PNR number of the eight passengers. He then managed to get a boarding pass for the passengers from Rajasthan. This boarding pass was then given to the passengers by one of the loaders identified as Vishnu Makwana who works at the airport.

Sources said the passengers got the boarding pass even before they entered the airport and they accidentally showed the boarding pass instead of the passport and the air ticket to the airport security officials at the gate.

Sources said the airport security officials then smelled a rat, but apparently allowed the passengers to enter the premises in the hope that they could lead them to the kingpin.

When the officials realised that the eight passengers would not be contacted by the one who gave them the boarding pass, they were offloaded. It should be noted that after the incident Air India had ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter.

"Indian Airlines security officials along with the airport terminal manager of Air India managed to crack the case with help of CCTV cameras," said JH Orke, assistant manager, security Indian Airlines.

He refused to reveal any more details about the case.

Sardarnagar police meanwhile confirmed that they have received an application in this regard on Friday and are investigating the matter.

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