CISF to deploy full-body scanners at airports pan India
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will be deploying full-body scanners in airports across the country to facilitate modernise security systems and passenger convenience, reports Siasat Daily.
These new body scanners can detect metals in addition to foreign objects like drugs inside the human body, leading to curbing the smuggling of contraband at airports.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security constituted a technical sub-committee to examine, evaluate and recommend testing protocols for full body scanners that were on a trial run in airports at Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Pune, and Chennai.
Speaking at the annual press conference prior to their ‘Raising Day’ which is to be held at NISA (National Industrial Security Academy) Hyderabad, CISF ADG Airport Security Gyanendra Singh Malik said, “The full body scanner system is under the process of implementation and will be deployed in the airports across the country in a phased manner.”
Hand-held metal detectors and door metal detectors besides CT and X-Ray machines for the detection of metals were used by the security forces to date.
While blowing away the rumours, the CISF stated that no proposal was sent to the union government for the deployment of their personnel on board flights to tackle any issue. (Source: Siasat Daily)