CISF plugs security loopholes at baggage clearance at Delhi metro stations

A year after a man had managed to sneak in a gun at a Metro station, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has started crack down on passengers trying to take the baggage without security clearance.

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CISF plugs security loopholes at baggage clearance at Delhi metro stations

A year after a man had managed to sneak in a gun at a Metro station, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has started crack down on passengers trying to take the baggage without security clearance.

The CISF, which manages the security at Delhi Metro premises, says that it has identified the points where passengers can hand over the baggage to other passengers without security clearance.

In 2015, till October, 43 such cases were detected and it increased to 56 in the next three months taking the total tally to 99. In 2016, till December 15, 157 such cases have been detected and passengers have been fined.

On October 1, 2015, a 30-year-old man shot himself at the paid area of the busy Rajeev Chowk Metro station. The man reportedly boarded the Metro from Chandni Chowk Metro station and got down at Rajeev Chowk.

During investigation, it was revealed that he managed to sneak in a country-made pistol by asking his sister to hand him over the baggage instead of taking it through the proper channel. More info

By Faizan Haider  Hindustan Times

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