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Bomb disposal squad handles unclaimed bag at Mangaluru airport

Our Bureau | Updated on January 20, 2020 Published on January 20, 2020

The Mangaluru International Airport was put on high alert as the security agencies found an unclaimed bag in its premises on on Monday.

PS Harsha, Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru, said that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the airport found the bag, and followed the security protocol to handle it.

Mangaluru Police, which was informed about the unclaimed bag, put the bomb disposal and detection squad into action to handle it. The bag has been kept in the isolation bay.

Quoting the CISF DIG, Anil Pandey, a tweet stated that the CISF found traces of improvised explosive device (IED) from a bag lying at the ticket counter at Mangaluru airport. However, Mangaluru Police is yet to confirm it.

The Director of Mangaluru International Airport said that all operations are normal at the airport.

Published on January 20, 2020
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