BCAS directs major South India airports including Mangalore Airport to be on High alert

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Bangalore, May 6: Following the alert given by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on the terror attack, all the major airports in South India including Mangalore International Airport are placed on high alert.

Few airports including International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram have been put on high alert and the local police have been asked to increase the random checking of all the vehicles and the passengers entering the airport through various road.

According to intelligence sources, the arrest and interrogation of a Sri Lankan national ISI agent at the Chennai airport, last week has revealed a plot. They also revealed that ISI is planning to attack an airport in the South.

After the May 1 blast at the Chennai Central Railway Station, which killed a 24-year-old passenger of the Bangalore-Guwahati Express, the warning assumed more significance.

In a letter, Sharath Srinivas, regional deputy commissioner stated that every airport need to follow the security measures to be strengthened by all agencies concerned to prevent any act of unlawful interference with civil aviation operations.

According to police, the necessary measures include strict access control to regulate entry into the terminal buildings, city-side counter-terrorist measures, enhanced random screening at entry points to terminal buildings and stringent secondary screening of passengers before boarding.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) directed all Airport Security Groups at 59 airports to tighten access-control, re-inforce quick reaction teams and undertake multiple screening of suspect passengers.

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