FTII se­cu­rity lapse


Are­cent in­ci­dent in early May in which a par­cel con­tain­ing a live det­o­na­tor and ‘sus­pected ex­plo­sive’ landed at the of­fice of Di­rec­tor, Film and Tele­vi­sion In­sti­tute of In­dia (FTII) in Pune high­lighted, what po­lice say, a la­cu­nae in the se­cu­rity set up of the in­sti­tute.

De­spite nu­mer­ous re­minders, the po­lice say, the FTII ad­min­is­tra­tion ig­nored all the alerts. The in­sti­tute of na­tional im­por­tance, which has com­pleted half a cen­tury of its ex­is­tence, still doesn’t have a se­cu­rity pol­icy in place, which would es­tab­lish a stan­dard oper-

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