Sunday, September 10, 2017

Narrow escape for senior police officers as false ceiling of Airport SSP’s office collapses

Jammu: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Security, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anti-hijacking, Jammu Airport, Superintendent of Police (SP) Security and other officers from Special Security Guards (SSG) and Special Protection Group (SPG) had a narrow escape when false ceiling inside the office of SSP Airport collapsed and fell down. The officers were holding a security review meeting to finalise the foolproof security arrangements for SPG protectee former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who is arriving Jammu on Sunday. The renovated Airport Complex was inaugurated on August 17, 2017 and within 21 days, the ceiling of a room came crumbling. It has been learnt that few plates also fell down in Airport lobby.
After this incident, the Special Protection Group (SPG) officers expressed their reservations over the entry of Dr Manmohan Singh in the Jammu Airport complex. Now, the former Prime Minister will be received at the taxing area and taken straight to his car, sources said .
Panic gripped the airport area, when the officers rushed outside the SSP’s office. Fortunately, the SSP Airport who had got fitted a safety frame on the ceiling in his room averted the tragedy.
10/09/17 State Times