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I-T officials to track cash movement at airports

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Income Department will keep a strict vigil over the movement of cash at airports following the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, the said on Friday.

As per the security measures for airports announced for the Lok Sabha elections, the operators of all private aircraft and helicopters must declare the contents of the baggage and suitcases carried on the flights to the I-T Department, the electoral officers of the states, district election officers and the

"With an aim to keep a strict vigil over the movement of cash through all airports, the Income Department and the (CISF) will be extended all requisite cooperation for checking and surveillance activities. This will be over and above what the CISF is otherwise doing," an official statement said.

As per the directive, the (ATC) would share the records of all scheduled commercial flights, private aircraft and helicopters with the electoral officers and the district election officers. It would also share the of chartered aircraft and helicopters as early as possible, preferably half-an-hour in advance.

The departments would have to deploy police units to check the flights during the duration of the Model Code of Conduct, as per the direction of the

Apart from the measures to strengthen the security at the regular commercial airports, special measures have been introduced to check flights from uncontrolled, unserved and remote airstrips, aerodromes, helipads and private airstrips.

"Officers of the (BCAS) will conduct surprise inspections of these airports to check the compliance of these instructions," it said.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:40 IST