After minister’s ‘son’, ‘cook’ watches IPL

BANGALORE: After the incident of a youth entering the Chinnaswamy Stadium by claiming to be Home Minister R Ashok’s son, Cubbon Park police nabbed another trickster, who entered the field with

Published: 18th April 2012 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:36 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: After the incident of a youth entering the Chinnaswamy Stadium by claiming to be Home Minister R Ashok’s son, Cubbon Park police nabbed another trickster, who entered the field with a fake pass in the guise of a cook.  

Abdul, 22, a resident of Shivajinagar, entered the stadium with a fake pass to watch the match between RCB and Rajasthan Royals at Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. When arrested, he revealed that he had  sneaked into the stadium in guise of a cook along with the catering team. Also, it came to light that the private security guards had not even checked him.

Police said that Abdul had come to the stadium on April 7 to buy a ticket for the match on April 10.

While waiting in the queue, a person approached him and allegedly assured Abdul to get a fake pass if he paid `500. Abdul was asked to come on April 10, but he went only on April 15, hours before the match started and collected the fake pass.

“Even the person who gave the fake pass knew it was difficult to enter the stadium from the main gate. Hence, he told Abdul to sneak inside the stadium along with the cooks, as they  do not undergo security checks while entering the stadium. Abdul managed to get in touch with some cooks and on the pretext of helping them, he got inside the stadium carrying a vessel at Gate 18. After he managed to go inside, he went to the BEML stand and watched the match. However, the event management firm’s staff noticed that he was trying to hide the pass. Suspecting foul play, they checked his pass and it turned out to be a fake one. Later, they informed the police and Abdul was arrested,” the police added.

However, police do not have details about the person who gave the fake pass. Even Abdul does not have details about him. He has been remanded to judicial custody. Following these incidents, the organisers have tightened the security.

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