New Delhi: The security have been beefed up around Delhi airport and Metro Stations after getting input from the intelligence agencies that about seven terrorists manage to get uniform of Indian Army force to carry out attacks on ahead of Republic Days celebrations.
According to sources, security has been beefed up around Delhi airport and Metro stations following intelligence input that seven terrorists have managed to get uniforms of army personnel of captain and subedar rank.
The Intelligence Bureau alert said: “Seven terrorists have been seen outside Chakri and Gurdaspur border posts. The group has acquired combat ranks of captain and subedar of Indian Army, which are likely to be worn after infiltration”.
Security personnel on election duty in Punjab have also been asked to be on alert, apart from the airport and Metro stations.
An official of CISF, the force which provides security for airports and Metro operations, “In view of the Republic Day, we are maintaining the highest level of security and two additional layers of frisking have been added at the airport and at the Metro stations, one layer of security has been added, where commuters are frisked while they are in queue and the second one after they cross the metal detector.”
However, fliers have a lot to complain about as the CISF is conducting random frisking at the gate and baggage is screened twice. “At some points, CISF is asking women to remove jewellery before proceeding while some passengers are asked to open their baggage at the entry gate itself. Even at the check-in counters there are long queues,” said Radha Singh, a traveler.
CISF has also ordered for ladder-point checking, which means passengers may be asked for baggage scanning and frisking at the boarding point.
A BCAS official said, CISF has formed a ‘sweeping-squad’ and those who are trained in profiling are part of it. “Their job is to identify suspicious passengers as soon as they enter the airport. The members of this squad have been placed across the airport.”