Timely check by the CISF personnel deputed at the airport foiled the attempt of a passenger trying to fly to Canada on a fake passport. The surveillance and intelligence staff of IGI Airport, New Delhi on suspicion zeroed in on a passenger identified as Sagar Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal with PP No. S2780583/Indian from Nalasopara west, Palghar, Maharashtra. He was to board a Korean Air Flight number KE 482 bound for Toronto via Seoul. He was spotted when he was roaming around suspiciously around the check-in area of Terminal-3. The said passenger was kept under manual and electronic surveillance.
It was observed that he approached the immigration area, appeared apprehensive about approaching the Immigration Counter. Later on, he returned to the check-in area instead of clearing immigration and kept talking on the phone. Furthermore, it was observed that he did not travel by his scheduled flight and offloaded.
After being offloaded, his registered baggage was checked by the CISF personnel and an Aadhaar card in the name of Patel Jaimin of Ahmedabad, Gujarat was found. When the passport was examined a little more closely it was found that his face looked slightly different. On questioning, he disclosed his real identity as Patel Jaimin and admitted that he was scheduled to travel to Toronto on a forged passport in the name of Sagar Pradeep Kumar Agrawal. He with the recovered documents (passport & Aadhaar card) was handed over to Delhi police. As learnt, a case vide FIR No. 223/19 under Section 474
of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
, has been registered against him.