Social media platforms like Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube and Flickr will be used by the paramilitary force to check any suspicious and sabotage-like activity against the assets it guards.
In a major decision aimed at easing air travel woes of those who are disabled, the Central Industrial Security Force will use explosive trace detectors (ETDs) and visual profiling.
DCP (Metro) Pankaj Kumar Singh said, “A case has been registered against the accused. However, no arrests have been made as police are currently investigating the claims”.
The CISF, along with other agencies like the BCAS and Ministry of Civil Aviation, has recently started a passenger-friendly system of doing away with tagging and stamping of hand baggage tags for both domestic and international air travellers at 17 airports.
The issue was discussed threadbare at a recent meeting of the Union home secretary with representatives of the Indian Air Force, civil aviation ministry, Central Industrial Security Force and other stakeholders.
On frisking the Kyrgyzstan woman’s bag, the official said that USD 60,000 was recovered, while rest of the currency was found in another bag which she had checked-in, but refused to accept that it belonged to her. The CISF suspected her activities.
The Union home ministry has tasked the Central Industrial Security Force to “take care” of the security aspect of this project which is expected to have an interface with lakhs of international and domestic tourists every month
A spokesperson for the CISF said; “The passengers misbehaved with officers during frisking and as per procedure were handed over to the police.”
The new protocols are only meant for domestic passengers and those traveling to international destinations will have to get their hand baggage tags stamped as usual.
A senior CISF officer was quoted as saying that small knives were not a threat to security.
The pilot project will be started at airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Senior officials said Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Private Limited has provided the logistics, including barracks for accommodating the personnel as part of the “fully paid” deployment.
Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry dam and was constructed pursuant to the Periyar Lake Lease Agreement of October 29, 1886 across Periyar river.
“Prima facie, there has been no lapse on part of CISF. Both the men were properly frisked and allowed entry only after thorough checking,” said CISF PRO Hemendra Singh.
In 2012, the CISF had raised a unit of marine commandos to protect merchant vessels against piracy in high seas.