A 32-year-old man was caught by CISF personnel at the Delhi IGI airport for impersonating an octogenarian passenger by using a fake passport.
Jayesh Patel, a resident of Ahmedabad, coloured his hair and beard white, arrived on a wheelchair to board a flight to New York from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday.
He allegedly used a fake passport with the name of Amrik Singh, aged 81 years.
In two separate incidents, #CISF nabbed two passengers, one each for impersonation and carrying dual passports at IGI Airport, New Delhi. Passengers handed over to Delhi Police officials. pic.twitter.com/Mo7Gazeeox— CISF (@CISFHQrs) September 9, 2019
In a press release issued by the CISF on Monday evening, the agency said that Patel refused to go through frisking at the security hold area on the pretext that he is unable to stand since he was old.
On checking Patel's passport, the CISF official observed that the passport was in the name of Amrik Singh, wherein the date of birth was mentioned as February 2, 1938.
Sub-Inspector Rajveer Singh from the CISF suspected a foul play as the man was avoiding eye contact during the interaction.
The man was put through detailed checks, following which his original identity was revealed.
Further observing Patel, the personnel found that the man had coloured his hair and beard as white.
"The appearance and skin texture of the passenger seemed to be much younger than mentioned in the passport. The man was wearing zero-power glasses to conceal his age. He was later handed over to immigration officials on charges of impersonation and further probe," a senior CISF officer said.
(With PTI inputs)