Actor Siddharth shares a detailed post on how he and his family were harassed by CISF officers at Madurai airport
In his new post, he wrote “I was travelling with my family this time. Three elders, two young children, and a few adults. The airport was empty and we went to clear security well before our boarding time. The security line was also empty and we were the only passengers going through at the time. (sic)”
He continued, “The CISF individual who sat behind glass kept scrutinising our IDs repeatedly including the children’s passports. He then looked at my face and Adhaar card and shouted ‘yeh tum ho?’ When I told him it was me and asked him why he asked me that question when my ID looks exactly like I do, he said he had doubts. Then the next individual shouted at us asking ‘Hindi samajhte hain na?’ And before we answered, rudely went on that he would throw out any iPad or phones that he found. After my bag cleared, he then took out my earphones and threw them on the tray. I told him that at various airports we have lost electronics like earphones and apple pencils and even phones left on the tray and have been advised to avoid keeping them on the tray because of theft. To which we were told that this is Madurai and these are the rules. (sic)”
Siddharth further wrote, “One of the children has medical need syringes that were in a clearly marked med bag. My sister requested him to come and speak to her in private. Why was the curious gentleman asking for medical details of a sensitive nature across an open area. Is it fair to reveal people’s personal details like this? (sic)”.
The actor remarked he understands that this isn’t a systemic issue, because he flies multiple times a week without incident, but said that this might be a case of certain individuals having a bad day and taking it out on others. He said that both the airport authorities and airline representatives apologised to him on behalf of the CISF.
Yesterday (December 29) Siddharth shared a picture of the Madurai airport security check area and captioned the picture, “Harassed for 20 mins @ Madurai airport by CRPF. They made my senior parents remove coins from their bags! And repeatedly talked to us in Hindi after being told to speak in English.” He added, “Rude AF. When we protested, they said in India this is how it is. Jobless people showing off their power. (sic)”
Check out the post here:
Updated date: Thursday, 29 Dec 2022 - 3:28 PM