Saturday, August 31, 2019

Man held at Delhi airport for cheating, impersonation

New Delhi: A 37-year-old man was arrested from the IGI airport here for allegedly cheating by impersonation, police said on Saturday. The accused was identified as Rajesh Kapoor, a resident of Paharganj. He was arrested on Friday, they said.
"On Thursday, Sayantan Ghosh, Duty Manager of Vistara Airlines, lodged a complaint, alleging that Kapoor travelled by the Vistara flight from Delhi to Srinagar and returned to the national capital by impersonating one Sachin Gupta. He was caught based on his suspicious activities at the IGI Airport," said Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport).
A case under Indian Penal Code sections 417 (cheating), 447 (criminal trespass) and 419 (cheating by personation) was registered against Kapoor at the IGI Airport police station, they said.
Interrogation revealed that Kapoor was previously involved in several theft cases at railway stations and IGI airport, he said.
Different airlines have blacklisted Kapoor and barred him from flying, police said.
He impersonated Gupta using an Aadhaar card and booked a flight from New Delhi to Srinagar and returned in the same airlines on Thursday, police said.
31/08/19 PTI/Times of India
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