Security drill conducted at Mumbai airport
Sr Commandant Sanjiv Prakash said, "As per provision, we conduct drills time to time and CISF was a part of the drill," reports Lalatendu Mishra .india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 00:48 IST
At 11:30 am on Friday, when unsuspecting passengers at the Sahar Terminal of the Mumbai airport were asked to run for cover, there was fear of a bomb inside the airport, but it turned out to be a security drill conducted by the authorities to test the alertness of all agencies associated with the airport as well as passengers.
The drill was conducted for an hour and it is yet to be ascertained whether the alertness level was up to the mark or not.
Speaking to HT, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) senior Commandant Sanjiv Prakash said, "As per provision, we conduct drills time to time and it was conducted today and CISF was a part of the drill.
"All agencies including the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), CISF, airport, airline and immigration officials and others as well as passengers were involved."
He said except for very senior officers of each agency, others were not informed about the drill. Inspectors were appointed to gauze the alertness and the report will be submitted to the BCAS soon.
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First Published: Oct 28, 2006 00:48 IST