A woman head constable of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday prevented a Union minister from entering the Patna airport through the exit gate.
Minister for drinking water and sanitation, Ram Kripal Yadav, was shown the rules when he tried to gain access into the airport terminal building through the exit gate for passengers.
Yadav had arrived late at the airport to receive his colleague and minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya. Presuming that he would miss his ‘guest’ if he went around through the designated entry gate, Yadav tried entering though the wrong gate, only to be politely rejected by the head constable.
The woman head constable reportedly told the minister that she would be suspended if she allowed anyone inside through the exit gate, as the rules did not permit it.
Yadav, however, did not make a fuss and diligently followed the rules. CISF personnel ushered him into the VIP arrival lounge where Dattatreya was waiting. The two later left the airport.
All MPs, on the basis of their identity card, are allowed free entry into the terminal building of all airports across India. The card, however, does not allow them access into the airport through the exit gate.
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