A 32-year-old man was detained by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly ‘impersonating an old passenger by using a fake passport, officials said.
Jayesh Patel, who is a resident of Ahmedabad, coloured his hair and beard white, arrived on a wheelchair only to board a flight to New York from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, officials added.
He had allegedly used a fake passport with the name of Amrik Singh, aged 81 years.
The passenger looked a bit doubtful to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials on frisking duty as he expressed his lack of ability to stand up from the wheelchair and was avoiding eye contact with them, the officials added in a statement.
The man was made to go through detailed checks, after which his original identity was finally revealed.
“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.
Currently, an investigation is going on to know why he was doing this illegal act, he added.