DCP attempts forced entry

Security staff at BIA refuse to allow him through restricted entrance

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), entrusted with security of airports across the country by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, on Sunday said the DCP was not authorised to gain access into airports, just by virtue of being a police officer.

Sources in-charge of security at BIA said that Basavaraj Malgatti, who arrived at the air-side gate (a security hold area) at 11.35 am on Saturday, wanted to enter into the area which is classified as restricted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

He was denied access by the personnel of the CISF, only to be manhandled by Malgatti.
“The Commissioner for Security in BCAS, has clearly stated that rule 19 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 mandates a colour coded airport entry pass (AEP) or an airside vehicle permit (AVP) to be displayed for entry. The DCP had not applied for the pass and was not authorised entry there,” said the sources in CISF.

CISF’s complaint

The CISF has now written a complaint and sent it to City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari, expressing their displeasure about the behaviour of the DCP.
When contacted City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said he is yet to receive a complaint from the CISF over the matter and termed it as a non-issue.

DH News Service

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