Gujarat: Indian-American detained at Bhuj airport for carrying satellite phone

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Updated: March 29, 2018 7:04 pm

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is the government-mandated paramilitary force that guards 59 civil airports in the country and charges a security fee in lieu of protecting these sensitive facilities against terror and sabotage threats.

An American citizen of Indian origin was detained by Kutch West police after officers of Central Industrial Protection Force (CISF) found a
satellite phone in his possession when he checked-in at Bhuj airport for boarding a flight on Thursday morning. Police said Navinchandra Demond, a US citizen of Indian origin, went to Bhuj airport in Kutch early on Thursday morning. “However, during frisking, CISF found a satellite phone of Irridium brand in his possession. Use of this phone is prohibited in India. Therefore, the CISF handed over Demond to police,” NV Khat, police inspector of Special Operation Group of Kutch (west) police told The Indian Express.

Police said the CISF found 56-year-old Demond in possession of the phone when he arrived at Bhuj airport at 8:10 am. “He had come to Kutch as
a tourist. This morning, he went to the Bhuj airport to board a flight for Mumbai. During frisking however, the CISF found him carrying the banned
satellite phone. Therefore, he was…

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