Mumbai Airport: Man Helps Travellers Skip Mandatory Quarantine, Arrested

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A man was arrested by Mumbai Police for helping travellers skip mandatory institutional quarantine at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).

The man has been identified as Dinesh Gawande, a 35-year-old sub-engineer, He was collecting Rs 4,000 from each passenger to provide them fake home quarantine documents from some top hospitals such as Tata Memorial Hospital and Asian Heart Institute.

  • He was caught by the police after a tip-off from a woman.

Police have seized 1.4 Lakh cash, 200 Saudi riyals, a fake rubber stamp of home quarantine amongst other things from the accused.

  • The BMC had posted Gawande at Mumbai airport to check flyers from Dubai, Kuwait and US. He had been working there since December 23, 2020.

Moreover, the authorities are trying to find if there are more people involved in the scam.


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