A 26-year-old Indian engineer in the UAE, who sneaked into the Sharjah International Airport runway to catch a plane to meet his fiancee back home, is not regretting his actions, saying he acted out of love, a media report from UAE has said. The civil engineer, identified only as RK, was arrested by the Sharjah police after he climbed the airport wall and breached the runway. “I want to say I’m a free man and our life is ours. I did this act because I wanted to travel back to India to meet my fiancee, whatever the price I have to pay,” he told the Khaleej Times.
The reports doesn’t mention that when the incident took place. During the hearing at the Sharjah Sharia Court, the accused said that on the day of the incident, he left behind all his belongings in his flat, taking only his wallet and went to the airport at night. He climbed the fence and sneaked on to the runway, to try and board a plane. He had not bought a ticket as his passport was being kept by the company he worked for, the report said. He said he decided to take the chance to either try and travel without his passport, or if caught in the process, he would be tried in court, get his passport and be deported from the UAE anyway.