Gold theft at the capital
Recently, a passenger complained about her jewellery getting stolen at the Delhi airport. After intense scrutiny of video footages, it was found that the luggage loaders at the belly of the aeroplane had stolen it. The loaders little knew that they were also monitored by CCTV cameras.
CCTV comes to the rescue
The passenger travelling from Dubai to New Delhi had complained of her missing jewellery after the baggage had checked in. The complaint was then registered and a thorough investigation was launched. The CCTV footage of airport was rolled over to see when the jewellery got stolen. The investigators could not find anything until they checked the CCTV footage of the loading area. Two loaders who were unaware that they are under the surveillance of CCTV were seen cutting through the bag and stealing the gold. Upon further investigation, it was known that they have done it before also and now the manhunt has started to find the person who bought from them.
Grey spots to be addressed
Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in 2014 had flagged the “grey spots” in Delhi airport security citing few areas like customs, security check etc which does not have CCTV coverage. They have also warned that these grey spots make them vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Delhi airport, on the other hand, is one of the busiest airports in the world and also was voted as one of the best airports in Asia.