In an incident that put Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on high alert, the airport security forces today found TNT in a passenger's baggage.
In an incident that put Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on high alert, the airport security forces today found TNT in a passenger’s baggage. As per India Today the TNT was kept in medicine sample bottles. The report said that explosives were found after the X-Ray screening was done on the baggage. The presence of the explosive material was confirmed after the bomb disposal squad arrived at the spot.
“IndiGo screener at Bagdogra intercepted pax carrying suspected material on the pretext of medicines. Matter reported to authorities”, the airline said as per ANI.
IndiGo screener at Bagdogra intercepted pax carrying suspected material on pretext of medicines. Matter reported to authorities: IndiGo
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2017
The passenger in whose bag the TNT was found has been detained and is being questioned by the security personnel. The latest incident is the third case of bomb spotting within a week. The security at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport went into a tizzy after five dummy improvised explosive devices (IED) were discovered, the report said further.
Another suspected IED was detected at the Mangalore airport three days ago. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has also written to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to apprise it of the dummy bombs. it has also sought the investigation into the intent of people who planted the fake IEDs, India Today said.
On August 2 too, officials at IGI airport thoroughly checked a suspected object which was spotted at the cargo hold area of the airport, and was declared safe after sometime.“Suspect item has been declared safe and there is nothing to worry about,” CISF Director General O P Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.
Officials, who have involved the security of the airport said that the control room received an emergency call saying that a suspect item was seen in the cargo area. “The bomb disposal and canine teams found that the suspect item was nothing but some spare parts of Maruti company. The consignment and the area have been sanitised and declared safe,” they said, as per PTI.