New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) A Ukranian man was apprehended at the Delhi airport for allegedly using a fake ticket to enter the terminal area, officials said today.

The man has been identified by his first name — Melnychenko — who was intercepted by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel yesterday as he was about to leave the Terminal-3 building of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, they said.

He was stopped and questioned as exiting the terminal area is not usually permitted for passengers, the officials said.

The Ukranian national told the security personnel that he used a “cancelled” ticket to enter the terminal area to see off his friend, who was travelling to Bishkek, they added.

The man was subsequently handed over to the police as his ticket was a fake travel document, the officials said.

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