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Man crosses IGI Airport fence, walks up to runway

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New Delhi: In a security lapse at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, a man crossed the fencing of the airport and reached up to the runway area without being noticed by the security personnel, police said today.

They said, Sangram Singh, who is from Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, was later caught by the CISF personnel and handed over to police at the IGI police station.

Singh had allegedly crossed the fencing of the airport on September 20 and reached up to the runway area, crossing even the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS).

The PIDS sends a warning at the control room when any intrusion is detected. However, the PIDS between the two points from where Singh crossed was allegedly switched off as the security personnel received many “false alarms” due to activity of stray animals, sources said.

The constable on duty failed to notice when Sangram crossed the fencing, they said.

Later, Singh was produced in a court where he got bail, said a senior police officer.

The CISF has suspended one of its constables on duty at the time of incident at the PIDS control room, officials said.

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