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Maruti spare parts trigger bomb scare at Delhi airport

Bomb squads and canine teams were today rushed in to check a suspected object that was recovered at the cargo hold area of the Delhi airport, later declared safe.

Published: 02nd August 2017 11:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2017 04:58 PM   |  A+A-

A file photo of Delhi airport

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Bomb squads and canine teams were today rushed in to check a suspect object that was recovered at the cargo hold area of the IGI airport here, later declared safe after it was found that the consignment only contained some auto spare parts.

CISF Director General O P Singh said the "suspect item has been declared safe and there is nothing to worry about".

At 7.15 am, an X-ray image of a consignment of Maruti spare parts raised suspicion among the staff of the domestic cargo terminal, according to sources in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

The terminal staff immediately alerted the CISF, who along with a team of BCAS and a bomb detection and disposal squad rushed to the spot.

"The bomb disposal squad and canine teams found that the suspect item was nothing but some spare parts of (auto) company Maruti. The consignment and the area have been sanitised and declared safe," officials involved in airport security said.

The cargo, which was declared safe around 9 am by both the CISF and the bomb disposal squad, was to be loaded on a Delhi-Goa Vistara flight.

The cargo terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is guarded by private agencies but in case of a threat or emergency the Central Industrial

Security Force and the police step in.



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