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
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.
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.
First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 00:12