A bag with explosives was found at the Delhi airport in the early hours of Friday. As soon as the information was out, the security was turned tightened along with the restrictions in passenger movements for a couple of hours.
The black-colored bag, first detected around 1 am by a CISF personnel in the arrival area of Terminal-3, has now been kept in a cooling pit. CISF ADG MA Ganapathy told to press that initial tests had found explosives in the bag. “A forensic test has to be conducted only after that one can conclude that it is RDX,” Ganapathy said.
PTI quoted the sources, “The bomb has been put under observation for the next 24 hours, only after which something certain about it could be said, officials said. It could be an explosive or an improvised explosive device (IED), but it is not clear at present.”
The Delhi Police said a call was received around 1 am, following which the bag was found at arrival gate number 2 of the terminal.
“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,” said Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport).
The incident caused panic among passengers who were not allowed to exit the terminal for some time. Officials said personnel of the CISF and the Delhi Police conducted a complete anti-sabotage check of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, after which passenger movement was allowed around 4 am.
The roads outside the high-security complex were also blocked, they added.
(with inputs from Agency)