Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Irish tourist degtained with satellite phne at IGIA

New Delhi: Security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport went into a tizzy when a 28-year-old Irish national was detained at the Airport on August 14, a day before the Independence Day with a satellite phone, a device which is prohibited in India and can be used by terrorists, police said on Tuesday.

"Since satellite phones are prohibited in India, we took action against the accused identified as Pattrick O Connor  He had come to India to visit Leh Ladakh," Deputy Commissioner of Police, IGI, Airport Sanjay Bhatia told The Pioneer.

The accused was produced  before a Delhi court to pay fine as is the norm in such cases. A Kalandra under section 6 of the Indian Wireless Act was registered as a diary entry in the IGI Domestic Airport Police station against the accused.

The official said the accused was not aware that satellite phones are not allowed, except on special permission, in India.
16/08/17 Sauvik Mitra/Daily Pioneer