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CISF, police to tighten security at city airport

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 24, 2019, 2:14 am IST
Updated : Aug 24, 2019, 2:14 am IST

The family explained to the police that he indulged in such antics when he doesn’t take his medicines on time.

He was later identified as a ‘mentally ill’, 24-year-old man from Sion, who recently even clambered atop stationery BEST bus in his locality.
 He was later identified as a ‘mentally ill’, 24-year-old man from Sion, who recently even clambered atop stationery BEST bus in his locality.

Mumbai: The CISF and Mumbai Police will beef up security both inside and outside the Mumbai airport after Thursday’s mega-security breach when a ‘mentally ill’ person jumped over a wall to take a stroll beneath a SpicejJet aircraft, official sources said on Friday.

The Thursday’s incident came as an embarrassment for the security agencies at the airport; exactly two weeks after the Centre’s stringent directives on security matters in the wake of the scrapping of Article 370.

On Thursday afternoon, as the SpiceJet flight SG-634 Boeing 737 aircraft waited on the taxiway N1 to enter the runway for take off to Bengaluru, passengers and crew of the aircraft and others were shocked to see an unauthorised person moving around on the ground below.

He had scaled the security walls of the Mumbai airport, which has slums on north and eastern sides, jumped down ins-ide airport ground, strol-led around 50 metres to the taxiway, gaped at the engine, tou-ched the huge wheels and went around the undercarriage of the aircraft.

The intruder then walked to the tail-end and came out where he was caught by the security team, barely minutes after he came on his adventure, even as his sojourn was recorded in CCTVs and some passenger mobile phones.

He was later identified as a ‘mentally ill’, 24-year-old man from Sion, who recently even clambered atop stationery BEST bus in his locality. The family explained to the police that he indulged in such antics when he doesn’t take his medicines on time.

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