Delhi: Man dresses as Lufthansa pilot to get airport privilege, gets caught

A Delhi-based man was apprehended by CISF personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for “impersonating” a pilot of Lufthansa airlines, officials said.

Rajan Mahbubani who was wearing the uniform of the airline was nabbed from the departure gate of the airport, the officials said.

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The CISF responded when German airlines said that there is a “suspected passenger in the getup of a captain of Lufthansa airlines.”

“The man, who lives in Vasant Kunj area of the national capital, was in possession of a fake ID card of Lufthansa Airlines captain, and he used it to get privilege at airports,” a senior Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer said.

He was caught when he was just about to board an Air Asia flight to Kolkata, another official said.

“The passenger disclosed that he used to shoot YouTube videos on aviation and had obtained the Lufthansa fake ID card in Bangkok,” the officer said.

The man impersonating as a pilot was offloaded and handed over to Delhi Police to probe if he indulged in any nefarious activity in the past at various airports that he visited, he added.

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