Explosives found in suspicious bag at Delhi’s IGI airport, security tightened
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A black coloured abandoned bag with suspected explosives caused a major security scare at the Delhi airport on Friday. The scare soon led to major blockades and also affected the movement of passengers for a few hours. The security at the airport was tightened with the officials on high alert for suspected movement in and around the airport.
As reported by PTI, The black bag was first detected around 1 am by personnel of the CISF or Central Industrial Security Force in the arrival area of Terminal-3. It was checked by an explosive detector and a sniffer dog. The exact nature of the explosive is being ascertained. The explosive would be under observation for 24 hours before anything certain could be concluded about it.
According to PTI, the bag may have contained an explosive or an improvised explosive device (IED).
The Delhi Police said a call was received around 1 am, following which the bag was found at arrival gate number two of the terminal.
Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) said, “The bag was removed with the help of CISF and shifted to another place. It has not been opened yet. It seems like there are some electric wire inside it. We have increased the security of the airport premises.”
The CISF and Delhi Police carried out a complete anti-sabotage check of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Post 4 am, passenger movement was allowed. The roads outside the high-security complex were also blocked as a security measure.
Delhi’s airport has three terminals and domestic, as well as international flights, operate from Terminal-3, the newest extension of the airport.