CISF to install new security gadgetsMarch 7th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Against the backdrop of heightened terror threats across the country, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will install latest security gadgets like shoe and liquid detectors at the airports.
Speaking on the occasion of the 42nd CISF day, its Director General N.R. Das said: “We will very soon install shoe and liquid detectors at the airports and various places.”
He also said that the travellers at the airport will be frisked randomly.
“Only suspect passengers, based on random profiling, will have to get their baggage screened at the new machines and not all air passengers as this would lead to long queues,” said Das.
“Almost all 58 airports where CISF is in-charge of security will be bifurcated into separate arrival and departure areas in order to fortify security arrangements,” said Das.
Seeing the demand for security at oil, information technology and power companies apart from different government organisations, the CISF plans to recruit around 17,000 personnel.
“Last year, we have recruited more than 14,000 personnel and this year around 17,000 will be recruited,” said Das.
The CISF arrested 819 criminals last year for various crimes and saved property worth Rs.57.21 crore from fire.
“Our fire wing received around 3,182 calls and saved property worth Rs.57.21 crore,” said Das.
The CISF also recovered unattended items worth Rs.16.98 crore from airports and handed them back to their owners during last year.
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