Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Throw away that lighter before you enter an airport or face police detention

Carrying a lighter to the airport can now lead to you missing your flight courtesy of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) who have decided to refer any cases of passengers sneaking in lighters into an airport, to the police.

Reports suggest that the CISF encounters as many as 10 cases on a daily basis of passengers carrying lighters hidden in their luggage or on their person. Up until now, the Force in-charge of security at all of the country’s airports followed the practice of securing a written apology from passengers who tried to sneak in lighters inside an airport.

However, CISF has now decided to hand over such passengers to the local police authorities, reported Indian daily Hindustan Times.

Hoping that the delay caused by the temporary detention will deter passengers from sneaking in inflammable items, the Force has clarified that though no FIR will be registered in such cases, a diary entry of all such incidents will be maintained.
28/11/17 Mirror Now

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