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Unattended bag triggers panic at IGI airport

A CISF jawan stands guard at Terminal 3 of IGIA in New Delhi on Friday.

A CISF jawan stands guard at Terminal 3 of IGIA in New Delhi on Friday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Mumbai man says he forgot to take it

An unattended bag at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) that triggered panic on Friday morning, leading to passenger and vehicle movement being restricted for a couple of hours, did not contain any explosive materials, said officials.

Hours later, one Sahid Khan from Mumbai claimed the bag saying he forgot to take bag from the airport, they said.

Dry fruits inside bag

“Central Industrial Security Force [CISF] found a mobile charger, dry fruits, conch shell and many other articles in the bag. No explosive was found,” said Sanjay Bhatia, DCP (IGI).

Tested RDX positive

The CISF had spotted an unattended black trolley bag at the arrival area of Terminal 3 at 12.56 a.m. An Explosive Vapour Detector (EVD) check was carried out, which turned positive for RDX.

Immediately, a bomb disposal team was called and the area was cordoned off.

“Following the standard operating procedure, the bomb disposal team took X-ray images, which were unclear. Subsequently, the bag was safely taken to a cooling pit in an isolation area with the help of a Threat Containment Vehicle. At this time, the movement of passengers was restricted for a couple of hours as precautionary measures. After the bag was cleared, a normal movement for passengers resumed,” said a CISF officer.

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