Tight security at IGI ahead of I-Day
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which looks after the airport’s internal security, has been asked to be on alert and keep a tab on the activities of every person.
After receiving inputs from intelligence agencies that the terror outfits were planning to target IGI airport, the police have recently issued an order prohibiting gathering, vendors and vehicles within 250 metres of the airport.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), along with Delhi Police and other central security forces and agencies, have tightened their vigil for these two public facilities with additional manpower having been put on duty.
“The police have also asked Delhi International Airport Limited to either cover the forest area near <g data-gr-id="38">airport</g> with fencing or make access path for patrolling,” a source said. CISF has also begun extensive passenger and vehicular checks at the domestic and international terminals at IGIA.
Speaking to Millennium Post, a senior police official requesting anonymity said, “The initiative has been taken as <g data-gr-id="34">precautionary</g> measure ahead of Independence Day. IGI airport has always remained a sensitive zone in the national Capital and remained a vulnerable target for the terror outfits.”
“There have been reports that a large number of gather and unauthorised vehicles parked near Funnel Point may cause <g data-gr-id="32">security</g> risk,” another police official said.
The official further said while people assemble at this Funnel Point to have a glance of the landing aircraft, there was possibility of miscreants mingling up with the general public in order to attack the landing aircraft which was at closer <g data-gr-id="31">ranger</g> from that point.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath issued the order on Thursday to all concerned
officials and other departments as well.
“Gatherings, vehicles and vendors will be prohibited near IGI till August 20,” a senior police official said. Surprise security checks and profiling of passengers and commuters have also been intensified to check for possible <g data-gr-id="30">trouble-makers</g>, the official said. The agencies have also deployed additional teams which will monitor the crowd, police said.