Monday, July 29, 2013

CCTV cameras have helped curb cargo thefts at airport, says CISF

Mumbai: Incidents of theft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's cargo terminal have reduced drastically following the installation of over 650 CCTV cameras, said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
The agency also uses their personnel as undercover loaders to regularly keep a watch.
The CISF, given charge of the securing the cargo terminal in 2011, says the last theft took place in April. According to Mumbai Police, no more than 10 thefts have been reported in the past year, most of them inside jobs.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) installed cameras after a series of high profile thefts between 2007 and 2009. In May 2009, an airport security personnel was killed while attempting to stop four armed men stealing gold and silver coins bound for Pidilite Industries in Hyderabad.
29/07/13 Srinath Rao/Indian Express