Delhi: Hindu woman in burqa startles security at IGI airport

New Delhi: A Hindu woman wearing burqa raised an alarm at Indira Gandhi International, IGI, airport on Monday. She was travelling with a Muslim man living in Jeddah, as per the officials.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stopped the woman when she entered Terminal 3 of Delhi airport. The security staff got suspicious as “her Muslim attire did not match with her Hindu name given on the flight ticket”. The Intelligence Bureau was also alerted by CISF.

“The incident took place on the morning of September 25. At 7:15 am, our intelligence staff noticed the suspicious movement of a burqa-clad woman. During the enquiry, it was found that the woman was a 26-year-old Hindu and travelling to Mumbai by Jet Airways flight 9W 358. The plane was scheduled to fly at 10:30 am,” said a CISF official, Hindustan Times reported.

When enquired, the woman said, she was travelling with a 43-year-old Muslim man, who hails from Madhya Pradesh.

“She told us that the man is her fiancé and she had come to meet him in Delhi. But she could not give satisfactory reasons for why she was wearing a burqa. The IB was called in,” the officer added.

They were allowed to travel after nothing suspicious was found in their possession.

In an another incident, a young woman “eloping” with her boyfriend, had created a security scare at the Delhi airport on August 15.

The mismatch caused an alarm at IGI Airport, which was on high alert in view of the Independence Day. The officer quickly alerted her seniors about the “suspicious” woman.

Later, they came to know that the woman wore a burqa to hide from her mother.