Intruder sneaks into Bhopal airport, damages chopper; nabbed

Published: Feb 03, 2020, 09:29 IST | PTI |

Tripathi appeared mentally unwell, as he shouted slogans like 'I want to serve the nation, 'I am a commando trying my skill'

The image has been used for representational purposes only
The image has been used for representational purposes only

In a major security breach, a 25-year-old man on Sunday evening sneaked into the Madhya Pradesh government's hangar inter-connected to the Raja Bhoj airport here and "damaged" a parked helicopter before running towards the apron area where a flight was taxiing for taking-
off, a senior CISF officer said.

He was overpowered at the apron area by personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Due to the incident, a Udaipur-bound flight with 46 passengers on board got delayed by one hour at around 8 pm, CISF Deputy Commandant Virendra Singh told PTI. The intruder was identified as Yogesh Tripathi, a resident of Bhopal.

He was handed over to the local police. Singh said Tripathi appeared mentally unwell, as he
shouted slogans like "I want to serve the nation, "I am a commando trying my skill". The state hangar is guarded by the Madhya Pradesh police while the airport by the CISF. "The intruder was overpowered by CISF personnel within seconds when he ran towards the airport's apron before he
could enter the runway," he added. He said Tripathi "damaged the chopper with his hands".

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