Delhi Airport on Alert After 7 Terrorists Spotted in Army Uniform

The capital is on alert ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. 

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Several passengers have complained about the inconvenience caused by the increased security ahead of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. (Photo Courtesy: Bloomberg News)

Security has been tightened at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport and the metro stations in the capital following intelligence reports that seven terrorists have been spotted in combat uniforms, Hindustan Times reported.

The report quoted intelligence inputs from Amritsar.:

Seven terrorists have been seen outside Chakri and Gurdaspur border posts. The group has acquired combat ranks of captain and subedar of Indian Army, which are likely to be worn after infiltration.

Several passengers have complained about the inconvenience caused by the increased security ahead of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. While passengers are being subjected to random frisking, some are also being checked right before boarding the aircraft.

At some points, the CISF is asking women to remove jewellery before proceeding while some passengers are being asked to open their baggage at the entry gate itself. Even at the check-in counters there are long queues.
Radha Singh, traveller

The CISF has formed a ‘sweeping squad’ – comprising personnel trained in profiling people.“Their job is to identify suspicious passengers as soon as they enter the airport,” a BCAS official said.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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