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Mangaluru: Muscat-based man books ticket for voting - miscreants cancel it


Daijiworld Media Network - Muscat (SP/ANK)

Mangaluru, Apr 12: A youth who wanted to come to his native place to be able to cast his vote during the Lok Sabha election had booked ticket from Muscat where he works, to Mangaluru. The ticket was booked for March 29, and Joystan Lobo from Puttur had made an inspirational video asking his friends and others to take part in the polling process and shared it to his friends. One of his friends settled at Puttur streamed this video through WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media. Within two hours from then, the ticket was cancelled without the knowledge of Joystan!

Joystan had booked his ticket by Air India. He had said in his video sent to his friends that he was coming to vote for a person whom he knows well, who is contesting this election.

Joystan came to know about the ticket cancellation with delay. He re-checked and found that his onward ticket to India had indeed been cancelled.

As per reliable sources, Joyston’s ticket was cancelled from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to daijiworld.com, Joystan said, "I work as a junior accountant in Muscat. I decided to visit India to cast my vote in the upcoming elections. Hence, I booked ticket to depart on April 4. I know Mithun Rai very closely from many years. I shot an awareness video on casting votes and also praised Mithun in it. I sent it to my friend on March 30 in morning at 10 am (Oman time).

“I was unaware about the cancellation of ticket. Ticket was cancelled on March 30 at around 11:15 am (Oman time). I came to know about the cancellation of ticket on April 1. I rebooked the ticket on the same day for April 4 and reached India.

"I later realised that miscreants saw the PNR number of my ticket in the video and got cancelled it cancelled. I am shocked to see that it was possible for a person to cancel my ticket so easily in a short time. I have not done anything wrong and spoken anything offensive in my video. I am planning to file a police complaint soon,” said Joyston Lobo.

It appears that miscreants who got PNR number in the ticket and name of the passenger got it cancelled. Still, it is disturbing to note that third parties can get the tickets cancelled without the knowledge of the person who booked them.

Joystan had paid Rs 21,045 to India for onward and return journeys and he got refund of only Rs 9,000. Joystan booked ticket again, and reached India on April 4. He is currently at Bengaluru and will reach Puttur in a couple of days in time to cast his vote.


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  • Prakash, Kuwait / manglore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Dear joystan, now please check in advance your name is listed in voter list ??? then don't be shocked if it is deleted during casting ypur vote on thursday!!!!. it has happened to many people 2 days back during 1st phase of election

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  • Chowkidar Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    I am damn sure that he is a Congress voter!
    No one else will do such a stupid act like posting the ticket online!!!

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  • NITIN, karkala

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    better on social media always keep one fake account and comment nowdays sanghi trolling is much more seen

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Enemies within are more dangerous. Those who have got your ticket PNR number might be the one, who are close to you.

    Joyson, inspite of loosing big money, you have decided to buy a new ticket and came to India. This hard lesson will be reminder for rest of your life, not to leak personal information. Very few have this qualities who will face hurdles and nothing has deterred you to come to your native place. Business man always take risks. I am sure, one day you will be a successful business man.

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  • Ajay Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Joyston you wanted to do show off and you got reward. We have lot of cheaters so beware. Don't share anything on social media.

    DisAgree Agree [70] Reply Report Abuse

  • Subhash Chnadra, Mangalore UAE

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Exactly my thoughts.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Ajay Lobo, Mangalore
    Are you perfect human being. Joyston is a young lad and nothing wrong as he wanted to do which has appealed to him. At that young age, most of the youngsters will do some show off. Here, whatever he had done, after all it is hard earned money.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/Kwt

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Announcing about his travel plans in the social media was ok. But what was the need to display his ticket?

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  • Chowkidar in Airline, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Your voting rights snatched by someone.

    DisAgree [12] Agree [24] Reply Report Abuse

  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    The idiot or idiots who did this job of cancelling Joystan's air ticket from Muscat to Mangalore should be apprehended as soon as possible as we are in a digital era and it won't be a big task for the concerned authorities.

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  • SN, MANGALORE

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    I am very curious to know how it happened. Normally it is not easy to cancel any one's ticket. I have many years of experience in ticketing field, getting tickets from agencies and booking online for the company staff as i am working in a company in gulf. I never heard of such incidents!

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  • LS, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Dude I don't know in which ticketing field you have so much experience in. Anyone with PNR and last name of the passenger can cancel the ticket. This guy was a fool, if we have such people voting and electing people no wonder our political scene is so messed up.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    There are many failures made by this voter.First why he should give his details of ticket ?and second the cause he is coming ,third to whoom he will vote.Because there is a possibility of media, nowadays people make fotos of every rubbish and put in media.Is it really needed?Voting should be done without anyones knowledge,Nobody should know it.and spending so much money to come to India only to vote is ones personal thing and interest.Now the one who cancelled it must be a opposite party.But how can a second person do it without his knowledge and his personal pass no etc? some insider?He should file case in this regard and ask back his full money from airlines.shame less person.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Rita, what you mentioned in your Comment is right. Even I too was thinking why he had to disclose his details ? He was knowing he would come to his native place, he could have met his friends and had conversations.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Rita. Germany,

    I loved your comments. I travel a lot and in this travelling with me and wife and also my children. This I feel Is just a political issue which I am not sure myself. I hope he gets his money back.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    You cannot disclose your code details which contain vital information of the passenger which can be misused. Anyways learn from your mistakes. FEKHU is desperate to come back which is not a cakewalk in 2019. DEMO will haunt NAMO.

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  • BH Balakrishna Pai, Mangaluru/Navimumbai

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Living in fools paradise. Congress has already lost its political relevance and is presently in a serious existential crisis . Earth under feet of Rahul is withering away. wait for 23.05.2019. What is DEMO and NAMO ,everything will be clear to you.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    As per my knowledge it is not easy to cancel air tickets, especially cut-throat airline like airindia express.

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  • Subhash Chnadra, Mangalore UAE

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    some one working within ticketing office might have canceled it after the video went viral on whatsapp & facebook.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Sue the airline for cancelling the ticket without your consent or permission. Very simple. How airline cancel your travel without your knowledge. Please never post your ticket details or personal including DOB information on social media which very dangerous

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Alwyn, Canada,
    You are absolutely right. There is no doubt on your comment. This should a lesson for Joystan, the Muscat-based man.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Lesson not only for Joyston and also some other people who like stunt and publicity

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  • vasu, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    One vote less for BJP

    DisAgree [12] Agree [38] Reply Report Abuse

  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    funny.... I think you are very innocent!
    You made some loss... learn from mistakes... politicians won't refund you...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    It looks fishy as a third person cancels the booking and no information /message to the person/phone who has booked the Tkt.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Digital India ...

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  • ricky, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    For a good cause and betterment of India, time also wont extends support even to angels. Because the karma of this angel is support Adharma which is done by Rahul and his evils.

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  • AM, Dubai / Udupi

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Who else can do this...this is the work of CHADDI’S .
    CHOwkidaR hi chor hai

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  • Ashwin, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    You are funny .to gain leverage you forgot that you showed your PNR number in your publicity stunt vedio .Thank god you didn't show your property and Bank details

    DisAgree [12] Agree [78] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Some people hate Mithun Rai ...

    DisAgree [32] Agree [102] Reply Report Abuse

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