Five Members of Parliament (MP) filed complaints of misbehaviour against Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at various airports — complaints that were found to be without substance on inquiry. The MPs who filed the complaints with the Ministry of Home Affairs are Marotrao Kowase, Congress MP from Gadhchorli; Congress leader and Union minister K.V. Thomas; Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s A.K.S Vijayan, MP from Nagapattinam; DMK’s MP from Vellore, Abdul Rahman; and Trinamool Congress’ MP from Bongan, Gobinda Chandra Naskar.
According to MHA officials, all the complaints relate to the security personnel asking for proofs of identity from the MPs when the latter were entering the airport terminal building.
Kowase alleged that the CISF staff at Nagpur airport misbehaved with him by asking him to show his boarding card and detained him at the departure gate. However, the probe concluded that the CISF jawan was doing his duty as per the procedures laid down.
K.V. Thomas’ staff complained that on 12 February 2012, “due courtesy” was not extended to the minister at Trichi airport. The inquiry revealed that the incident took place because of a communication gap between the CISF and the personal staff of the minister. According to officials, the minister’s staff were at fault, as they did not convey to any CISF officials about Thomas’ movements.
A.K.S. Vijayan had alleged that the CISF staff at IGI airport in New Delhi misbehaved with him and used foul language at the departure gate. According to him, he was also stopped at the gate. However, on inquiry it was found that no such misbehaviour took place.
Rahman got furious after the CISF staff at Chennai airport “misbehaved” with him by asking him to show the tickets of his family members and stopped him at the departure gate. However, it was later revealed that the tickets of the accompanying passengers were not in order.
In a similar case, Gobinda Naskar complained that the CISF staff at Kolkata airport misbehaved with him by throwing his boarding card. However, no such misbehaviour came to light during the enquiry.