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Rajan Mahbubani, wearing a Lufthansa pilot's uniform, was about to embark on Air Asia's I5-579 flight, which included the New Delhi Calcutta route, when he was stopped by agents of the Central Industrial Security Force.
The arrest occurred after Mahbubani, 48, was reported as a "suspect passenger".
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The CISF reported that the man was using the credentials of a fake Lufthansa captain, whom he had obtained in Bangkok, Thailand, and was using them "to obtain the privileges of the airport".
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