Saturday, May 20, 2017

CISF bans phones, use of toilets for its jawans at airports

New Delhi: The CISF has banned non-uniformed entry and use of mobile phones and toilets by its personnel inside the core security area of airports in the backdrop of alleged involvement of some of them in drugs and gold smuggling rackets.
The aviation security headquarters of the paramilitary force here has issued a set of guidelines for its on-duty jawans and officers who guard 59 civil airports in the country, many of which are categorised as ‘sensitive’ and ‘hyper-sensitive’ from the security point of view.
Central Industrial Security Force chief O P Singh confirmed that the force has issued some special directives for its staff working at airports, keeping in mind the overall security concerns of these facilities thronged by lakhs of passengers to fly to their destinations within the country and abroad, every day.
“There has been a ban for the past several years that no CISF personnel on airport security duty shifts will carry his or her mobile phone. These measures will now be enforced very strictly,” the CISF Director General told PTI.
The DG said the new measures were taken keeping in mind few past incidents where CISF personnel were found involved in alleged illegal activities.
19/05/17 PTI/