Saturday, January 16, 2016

2 airport gates left unmanned

Mumbai: Two new gates of the airport that are adjacent to the Western Express Highway are unmanned, which is being viewed as a serious threat by local leaders and social workers, who say that it is an open invitation for extremist groups to carry out a repeat of the Pathankot incident. The CISF does not have jurisdiction in the area.
Ex-MLA of Vile Parle Krishna Hedge on Friday sent a message to the managing director of Mumbai airport G.V. Sanjay Reddy about this lapse. “These gates in front of the Western Express Highway are unmanned and there are chances that anyone with an ill intention can make an intrusion. When there are already several security threats to the airport, there should be a proper deployment of security guards at all its entry and exit points.”
According to airport sources, the gates have been recently constructed. A private security guard of the Mumbai airport authority usually sits behind one gate, but no one has been deployed to keep the other one secure. While the city airport has been on high alert since the Pathankot attack, the Delhi control room last Tuesday received a hijack threat call for the Mumbai-Delhi route.
16/01/16 Ashita Dadheech/AsianAge
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