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.