The Dawood Ibrahim Namesake
India’s most wanted man Dawood Ibrahim apparently was on a flight from London to Mumbai – and was trapped by investigators.
In a case of mistaken identity, a passenger by the name of Dawood Ibrahim, who had flown in on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London, was detained at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) by sleuths of the Intelligence Bureau and Mumbai Crime Branch.
Another airport official said the interrogators even pulled on his beard to make sure that he wasn’t wearing a disguise.
A close friend of mine tells me that a few months ago a man named Himesh Reshammiya arrived in a flight from Amsterdam – and met with similar fate by the security staff at the Mumbai airport.
First, the security staff brought a laundry clip – the kind with powerful springs – and set it up on his nose. Next they asked the suspect to sing a song called “Lut jaaun, lut jaaun”. When the man managed to sing, in spite of a blocked nose, the security staff went for a further confirmatory check. They pulled at his hair. When their fears were confirmed that he wasn’t wearing a toupee, they breathed a sigh of relief.
The entire security staff then pulled out their ear plugs, relaxed the security alert and let Mr.Reshammiya go.