In a major security lapse at an airport in Bengaluru, seven passengers reached the boarding gate without having gone through the security check.
The incident took place on Monday 9 pm at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) where seven passengers in two different groups entered the domestic security without getting a mandatory frisking by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
According to a few media reports, the women who were bound for Pune were later taken to the domestic security holding area and underwent security check before they were allowed to board the flight.
Shortly after this incident, a second group consisting of two men and one woman boarded a flight to Nagpur. It was only after they had boarded that the staff members of the airline noticed their passes had not been stamped by the security.
The CSIF stated that the seven passengers crossed through an unmanned frisking area and went through it collecting their bags. One set of passengers who were headed to Pune was made to go back and undergo security check after an airline staff member noticed there were no stamps on the boarding passes. The other group managed to board the flight and reached their destination in Nagpur before the incident was flagged, The News Minute reported.
The Delhi headquarters has also sought the CCTV footage of the incident and will decide on the future course of action.