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Turkey attack: Security beefed up at Amritsar airport

punjab Updated: Jul 01, 2016 17:00 IST
Aseem Bassi
Aseem Bassi
Hindustan Times
Turkey attack

CISF personnel guard the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Additional security forces are being deployed to the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Thursday after a terror attack at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

The personnel of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) are stationed in and around the terminal building.

Punjab Police have set up nakas (checkpoints) on the road heading towards the airport. Airport police station house officer inspector Mohan Singh said, “A round-theclock naka is laid on the entry point. We are also questioning people randomly about their identity and reason to go to the airport.”

Besides checking and enhanced surveillance, the Airport Authority of India (AAI), which earlier allowed entry of visitors to the building at a ticket worth Rs 45, banned the entry.

VV Rao, Amritsar airport director, said, “The alert was sounded on Wednesday evening and we have beefed up the security at the airport.”