New York-bound 32-year-old fakes identity to imitate a senior citizen, caught at IGI airport

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A 32-year-old man has been arrested by Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Delhi airport for impersonating an octogenarian passenger by using a fake passport, officials said on Monday.

Jayesh Patel, a resident of Ahmedabad, colored his hair and beard white, arrived in a wheelchair to board a flight to New York from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, they said.

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He allegedly used a fake passport with the name of Amrik Singh, aged 81 years.

The passenger looked suspicious to Central Industrial Security Force officials on frisking duty as he expressed his inability to stand up from the wheelchair and was evading eye contact with them, the officials said.

The man was put through detailed checks, following which his original identity was revealed.

A probe is on to know as to why he was undertaking this illegal act, he said.

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