Wednesday, December 27, 2017

CISF to Reward Personnel Who Help Spot Criminal Activity at Delhi Airport

They have caught gold smugglers, human trafficking agents, passengers hiding suspicious items and even alleged molesters. The intelligence staff of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), who, in plainclothes, keep a watch on passengers through their movements, will now be rewarded for every breakthrough.

The personnel are trained in profiling. And by the kind of luggage a passenger carries or the clothes they wear, the intelligence staff are able to shortlist suspicious passengers.

Travelling without luggage might land you in the suspicious passenger category and cause extra checking at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). To improve the security standards, the CISF is now getting trained in profiling suspicious passengers by experts from Israel.

Recently, the Delhi airport, a CISF personnel noticed a passenger waiting at gate number 15 from where an Air Canada flight to Toronto was scheduled to depart. At the same time, Air India was looking for a passenger, who took the boarding pass but did not board the flight.
26/12/17 Faizan Haidar/Mcclatchy/AviationPros