32-year-old Gujarat man arrested at Delhi airport for impersonating senior citizen with fake passport


Security officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday arrested a 32-year-old man from Gujarat for impersonating a senior citizen using a fake passport. Jayesh Patel, a resident of Ahmedabad, was travelling to New York when he was arrested by the Central Industrial Security Force.

The CISF took to Twitter to inform all about the arrest as it wrote, “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.”

Patel, according to PTI, used a fake passport of one Amrik Singh, an 81-year-old senior citizen. However, he looked suspicious as Patel refused to leave his wheelchair for body frisking and he also allegedly refused eye contact. This prompted CISF personnel, who are responsible for the airport security, to carry out detailed checks. Soon, his real identity was revealed.

A senior CISF officer was quoted as saying, “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.”

It’s not clear why Patel decided to impersonate an 81-year-old man and use a fake passport to travel abroad. He’s been handed over to the Delhi Police.