Breach of security?

WHILE it is just as well that the CID sleuths, the Dubai Police, and the Dubai International Airport's own security staff have finally resolved the mystery surrounding the decomposed body discovered on the airport complex on Saturday — and subsequently identified as a Nepalese man who is now known to have committed suicide — there are still a few crucial questions that remain unanswered.

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Published: Wed 7 Jun 2006, 9:50 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:20 PM

What is not quite clear, as yet, is how the Nepalese man, who had arrived here on an employment visa, managed to enter the airport's false ceiling area, remain undetected, and finally hang himself from one of the pipes in the airport building.

Given the fact that all international airports are high-security zones, it is imperative that the authorities concerned quickly piece together the exact sequence of events surrounding the incident. They will also have to decide conclusively whether or not the airport's well-drilled security and surveillance system was breached or compromised in any way. If the answer is yes, then how and why.

While, we agree, that given the sensitive nature of any such inquiry the investigation team's findings need not be made public — but, surely the airport and other security agencies would like to know exactly what happened. What is equally important is that the authorities concerned now ensure that there is no such breach of security again.

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