Gaya Airport and Dalai Lama Security Doubled Post Bodhgaya Explosion

The Gaya International airport and His Holiness the Dalai Lama security has been tightened by almost double of the existing arrangements following the Bodhgaya explosion and consequent recovery of two live bombs last Friday. The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been temporarily stationed in Bodhgaya since the beginning of this month.

“Following the Friday evening blast in Bodh Gaya and subsequent recovery of explosives from heavily crowded places near the Tibetan monastery where Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama is putting up, security of the Gaya International Airport has been tightened.” said the report in the Times of India.

According to the report, the security of the airport is the responsibility of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). It is reported that patrolling outside the airport has been intensified and high vigil is being maintained by introducing a secondary check system of the passengers and their luggages.

“Secondary Ladder Point Checking (SLPC) has been introduced at the airport which means passengers and their hand luggage are checked at the aircraft entry point. This check is besides the intensive security check done on every passenger before entry to the airport’s security zone. Quick Response team too has been put in place.” added the report.

Besides the airport, additional police have been deployed and four new quick response teams have been station in Bodh Gaya. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security has been reviewed and deputed two additional superintendent of police-rank officers and two DSP-rank officers for his security. The Gaya city superintendent of police has been assigned to monitor the Dalai Lama’s security.

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