An air traveller was arrested here on Sunday for allegedly obtaining passport under a false name and fake address. The accused P. Kumar (42), a resident of Melamahanam in Tirupattur taluk in Sivaganga district, obtained passport under the false name of P. Muniyandi (42) giving Papoorani near Karaikudi as his place of stay, police sources said.

The crime came to light when immigration sleuths at the airport checked the passport upon his arrival here from Singapore and enquired him. He was handed over to the Airport police station where a case has been registered, the sources added.