Praful Patel questioned at Chicago Airport

Praful Patel faced some uncomfortable moments at O`Hare airport here when he was quizzed by US immigration authorities after his name and date of birth matched with that of another person reportedly on America`s watch-list.

Chicago: Civil Aviation Minister Praful
Patel faced some uncomfortable moments at the O`Hare airport
here when he was quizzed by US immigration authorities after
his name and date of birth matched with that of another person
reportedly on America`s watch-list.

Patel, who was in Chicago on a private visit, flew to
Montreal for attending an official engagement.

Seeking to downplay the incident, Patel said "I am in
Montreal and nothing serious has happened... there is a person
with similar name and birth date. That`s why they just double
checked."

Patel was questioned by the immigration officials
after his name matched with that of another Praful Patel, who
is reportedly on US` watch list.

The Minister was asked why he was visiting the US and
whether he had stayed in the country earlier.

PTI

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