Delhi air­port se­cu­rity breached twice in 48 hours

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

In a re­cent ma­jor se­cu­rity breach at Delhi air­port, a mid­dle-aged man man­aged to gain en­try to the air­side – the area di­rectly in­volved in ar­rival and de­par­ture of air­craft – with­out any au­tho­rised pass and reached the tar­mac be­fore be­ing caught. He was found hid­ing in a drain near the run­way and was first spotted by a pa­trol ve­hi­cle.

The Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity Force (CISF) is yet to find out how the man was able to reach such a sen­si­tive area. “He had a two-year-old en­try pass, which sug­gests he had worked at the air­port ear­lier. We are prob­ing the mat­ter and scan­ning CCTV footage to as­cer­tain the se­quence of events,” said a se­nior CISF of­fi­cial. An in­quiry has been or­dered, and ac­cord­ing to the po­lice the man is men­tally un­sta­ble.

A cou­ple of days later, an­other breach oc­curred wherein a man crossed two lay­ers of se­cu­rity check at the cargo ter­mi­nal and was stopped at the third check­point, next to the air­side. In March, a 16-year-old boy had scaled the boundary wall to reach the air­side.

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