Man, 32, disguises as elderly person to fly to US

A thirty-two years old India man has been handed over to immigration authorities in India for impersonating an elderly person at the Gandhi International Airport.

Jayesh Patel, 32, stormed the airport At around 10.45 p.m. on the evening of September 8, hoping to get on an overnight flight to New York.

Patel dressed in a white tunic and trousers, with a white turban and black slippers,while on a wheelchair, he however caught the attention of the airport staff.

“He posed as if he was very old and incapacitated,” Shrikant Kishore, a senior official with the Central Industrial Security Force, told CNN.

“Our screener asked the person in the wheelchair to stand. He said that he cannot stand. Our screener asked if he would stand with support. He reluctantly stood up.”

That’s when the officer noticed that while the passenger’s beard and hair were white, the roots were black. He also was working hard to avoid the officer’s eyes.

Initially, Patel showed airport officers the passport of an 81-years old elderly man, howeve upon questioning he told security staff that he is 32-year-old Jayesh Patel, a resident of Gujarat state.

As he was holding a fake passport, he was detained by security and handed over to immigration authorities.

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