New Delhi: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has put international airports across India and all airports in the western region on a “high alert” following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. “There will be a thorough check of vehicles, 100% of baggage, extra surveillance of terminal and of (airport) perimeter,” a civil aviation spokeswoman said on Thursday.
All baggage will be hand searched and airlines have been asked to send passengers for security checks soon after they check-in, said a senior security official at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The official asked not to be identified. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which handles security at Indian airports, has deployed more troops at the airports to enforce the new security measures, the official added.
— Tarun Shukla
Yes Bank chairman missing in Mumbai
Mumbai: Ashok Kapur, chairman of Yes Bank Ltd, that’s partly owned by Rabobank of the Netherlands, has been missing in the Oberoi since terrorists attacked the luxury Mumbai hotel two days ago, his bank said.
Kapur was at the Oberoi with his family for dinner on Wednesday, spokesman Debasis Ghosh said over the telephone. The bank has not heard from him ever since.
Kapur owns about 11.8% in the bank, while Rabobank International Holding BV owns 18% as of 30 September, says to data posted on the BSE.