I Ahmad was apprehended at about 3:30 am when the CISF personnel, deployed for airport security, found him roaming suspiciously inside the Terminal-3 (T3) building of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), a senior official involved in the airport security said.
Ahmad told the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel that he had entered the terminal to see his children off, who were travelling to Abu Dhabi, the official said, adding he told them that he used a cancelled ticket to enter.
The man was subsequently handed over to the police, he said.
Entering airport terminal without a valid ticket is illegal under Indian aviation rules.
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