A 32-year-old Indian man was arrested at the New Delhi Airport for trying to board a flight to America with a fake passport and for trying to impersonate an 81-year-old man.
32-year-old Jayesh Patel was arrested by the authorities at the New Delhi International Airport for using a fake passport with the name of Amrik Singh, who was born on February 1, 1938.
Patel wore glasses, turban, and colored his bear white to disguise himself as 81-year-old Amrik Singh.
The CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) became suspicious after Patel, disguised as Amrik Singh, said he couldn’t stand up during the immigration checking due to his old age.
Rajveer Singh, a Sub-Inspector at the New Delhi International Airport, said Patel avoided eye contact with the authorities during the checking.
After Patel was arrested, the CISF released a statement that explained how they realized the man was younger.
The statement said, “The appearance and skin texture of the passenger seemed to be much younger than mentioned in the passport.”
In a report released by NDTV, Patel allegedly hired a travel agent to get him a fake passport
It is said that Patel agreed to pay the agent over $41,000 USD once he arrives in the US, where he was planning to get a job and start a new life.
The report by NDTV also mentioned that Patel managed to get past the initial security checkpoint at the New Delhi International Airport.
Patel was detained and was questioned, he then told the authorities his real name, age, and address.
A resident from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Patel is currently facing charges under the Indian Penal Code.