The passenger has been identified as Jayesh Patel, a resident of Ahmedabad. Jayesh thought he would con staff at Delhi’s IGI airport on a wheelchair to board a New York-bound flight on Sunday. He was carrying a fake passport in the name of Amrik Singh, 81.
The 32-year-old man was arrested by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Sunday for trying to board a New York-bound flight using a fake passport. The passport he was carrying was for an Amrik Singh aged 81!! Jayesh had a coloured his hair and beard white and was wearing glasses.
Patel drew attention to himself when he told the staff about his inability to stand up from his wheelchair. Officials said that he was evading eye contact with them, prompting them to suspect something was fishy with him.
He was then put through detailed checks, following which his original identity was revealed. He was identified as Jayesh Patel, 32, a resident of Ahmedabad.
A CISF official said that the appearance of the passenger seemed to be younger than the age mentioned on the passport. After checks, Patel was handed over to immigration officials on charges of impersonation.
A probe has been ordered by the concerned officials to find out why he forged his identity to board the New York flight.