Saturday, 20 May, 1.34 am

CISF bans phones, use of toilets by its jawans at airports

The CISF has banned non-uniformed entry and use of mobile phones and toilets by its personnel inside the core security area of airports in the backdrop of the involvement of some of them in drugs and gold smuggling rackets.

The aviation security headquarters of the CISF here has issued a set of guidelines for its on-duty jawans and officers who guard 59 civil airports in the country, many of which are categorised as "sensitive" and "hyper-sensitive" from the security point of view.

Central Industrial Security Force chief O P Singh confirmed that the force has issued some special directives for its staff working at airports, keeping in mind the overall security concerns of these facilities thronged by lakhs of passengers to fly to their destinations within the country and abroad, every day.