Teenager scales IGI air­port


A16-year-old boy re­cently scaled the Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional (IGI) air­port boundary near Ka­pashera Cross­ing in the wee hours and took a half-hour jog along an ac­tive run­way be­fore he was spotted. The perime­ter in­tru­sion de­tec­tion sys­tem (PIDS) in­stalled at the IGI air­port re­port­edly didn’t work when the boy sneaked in.

The CISF is ask­ing the Delhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port Limited (DIAL) to rec­tify the er­rors in the PIDS. Ex­plain­ing the flaws in the PIDS, an of­fi­cial said, “CCTVs in­stalled at the air­port show poor pic­ture. Due to poor light­ing and in­ac­tive cam­eras, we are un­able to use the an­ti­in­truder sys­tem. At least 10 times, we have ap­prised the DIAL of the prob­lem, but the author­ity rec­ti­fied the is­sues tem­po­rar­ily”.

The boy’s in­ter­ro­ga­tion had re­vealed that he is men­tally chal­leged, but he had man­aged to give some de­tails about his fam­ily which was then con­tacted.

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