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IGI Airport: CISF nabs 24-year-old man impersonating 67-year-old

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 June 2024, 16:55 IST
IGI Airport

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday nabbed a 24-year-old man who was travelling on a passport issued in the name of a 67-year-old man, at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

According to the CISF, on June 18, at about 5:20 p.m., on the basis of profiling and behaviour detection, CISF surveillance and intelligence staff at IGI Airport intercepted a passenger in the check-in area of Terminal 3.

On inquiry, he revealed his identity as Rashvindar Singh Sahota, date of birth, February 2, 1957, PP No. 438851 (Indian), bound for Canada by Air Canada flight No. AC 043/STD 2250 hrs. However, upon examining his passport, discrepancies were noticed.

His appearance, voice, and skin texture seemed significantly younger than the details provided in the passport. Closer observation revealed that he had dyed his hair and beard white and was wearing glasses to appear older. 

Due to these suspicions, he was taken to the random checking point in the departure area for a thorough search.

During the inspection of his mobile phone, a soft copy of another passport in the name of Guru Sewak Singh, date of birth June 10, 2000, with passport number V4770942, was found.

Upon further inquiry, the passenger admitted that his real name is Guru Sewak Singh and that he is 24 years old, travelling on a passport issued in the name of Rashvindar Singh Sahota, aged 67 years.

As the case involved a forged passport and impersonation, the passenger and his belongings were handed over to Delhi Police for legal action in the matter.

The vigilance and keen observation of the CISF personnel were crucial in intercepting the individual and preventing potential misuse of travel documents.


First published: 19 June 2024, 16:55 IST