Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Ahmedabad on High Alert Ahead of Independence Day 2019, Security Beefed Up
Security beefed up at Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Ahmedabad. (Photo Credit: File)

Ahmedabad, August 12: The Centre on Friday issued a security advisory for possible threats and following this, Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Gujarat's Ahmedabad has been put on high alert ahead of Independence Day. Security has been beefed up to prevent any untoward incidents in the days leading up to August 15.

Following the separate incidents of possible threats in the past three days, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel manning the airport have been kept on alert and been advised to keep a close eye on the suspected move of any terror-related activities. Article 370: Delhi on High Alert, Enhanced Security Cover at Metro Stations And Airport to Continue Till Independence Day

Earlier on Wednesday, the CISF personnel arrested 21-year-old labourer Mizannur Rehman from Assam for carrying a paper cutter inside one of his shoes. Later they came to know that Rehman left hurriedly from his rented accommodation in Surat when he came to know about his village being flooded in Assam and allegedly forgotten that he was carrying a paper cutter in one of his shoes.

Also, in a separate incident on Friday, CISF personnel nabbed a 25-year-old man for breaching the premises of the airport by climbing one of its walls. The accused has been identified as Soka Singh from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, and till now no details of him are out in open.

Soon after two separate incident and Central government's advisory, the airport administration has prohibited entry of visitors into the airport premises and has asked passengers to come on time for proper security checks. The security has also been told to ask passengers' motive of their journey and stay in Gujarat. Apart from this, passengers travelling alone will be profiled, added the security agency. Meanwhile, security has also been beefed up nearby Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and Lal Quila area too.