Man impersonating scholar to board flight to Canada held at Delhi airport

New Delhi, September 20

A 23-year-old man’s want to fly to Canada for a so known as higher life and job alternatives was lower brief after he was caught by the immigration officers on the Indira Gandhi International Airport right here on suspicion of impersonation and handed over to police, officers mentioned on Sunday.

Mehtab Singh, who hails from Rawana Ghasi village in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh, was travelling on the passport and scholar visa of another person, police mentioned, including he has been arrested and brought into two-day police remand for additional investigation.

Police mentioned Singh was caught travelling on the unique passport and scholar visa of 1 Aaditya Singh, a resident of Udham Singh Nagar district in Uttarakhand.

The incident came about on the intervening night time of September 17-18 when Singh was intercepted at Terminal-Three of the Indira Gandhi International Airport right here whereas he supposed to depart to Toronto, Canada.

But throughout checking, the immigration officers discovered his actions suspicious and on cross-checking, his look didn’t precisely match with the photograph on the unique passport as proven by him, a senior police officer mentioned.

Though Singh seemed much like the person whose photograph appeared on the passport with the type of moustache and beard, however when the officers requested him to take away his face masks, he was caught and handed over to the police on suspicion of impersonation.

On the criticism obtained from the immigration officers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Rajeev Ranjan mentioned a case was registered below part 419 (punishment for dishonest by personation), 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property), 120 B (punishment for legal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and related sections.

The officer mentioned the accused was arrested throughout the course of investigation for impersonating as another person by travelling on his passport and scholar visa.

During interrogation, initially Singh didn’t disclose his actual identification and claimed he was going to Canada to pursue his additional research however when confronted with passport and different paperwork, he disclosed his actual identification as Mehtab Singh and revealed that he supposed to go overseas in quest of a greater life and job alternatives, an investigating officer mentioned.

When requested about his supply of paperwork, Singh disclosed that whereas pursuing his ultimate yr course in Bachelor of Arts from a college in Uttarakhand, he got here involved with an agent named Balwant Singh who promised to ship him overseas illegally, the officer mentioned.

The accused mounted a take care of Balwant who organized him an unique passport and scholar visa within the identify of 1 Aaditya Singh, who’s a resident of Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand, he added.

As per their deal, accused Singh was supposed to provide Rs 20 lakh to the agent after he landed in Canada, the officer mentioned.                  

Police mentioned the accused has been taken in two days police remand and will likely be additional interrogated to confirm and confirm the claims made by him.

Further investigation is underway and the passports and different paperwork being carried by the accused have been seized, they mentioned.

The agent—Balwant Singh—has been absconding, police mentioned, including efforts are being made to hint him.

Last yr in September, a 32-year-old Gujarati man was arrested after he was caught by CISF personnel on the Delhi airport for allegedly impersonating an octogenarian passenger by issuing a pretend passport.

Also in September final yr, a 68-year-old man disguised as an octogenarian was caught on the Delhi airport after he landed from Hong Kong with a pretend passport.

Gurdip Singh, a resident of Moga in Punjab, had used the pretend passport and a pretend identify—Karnail Singh—to get the Permanent Residence ID of Hong Kong. PTI


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