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Bomb scare at New Delhi's IGI airport: Suspected item cleared after security sweep

New Delhi: Bomb squads and canine teams were rushed in to check a suspected object that was recovered in the cargo hold area of the Delhi airport on Wednesday, but was later declared as safe.

Bomb squad at Delhi. Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

CISF director general OP Singh said that the "suspect item has been declared safe and there is nothing to worry about." Officials involved in airport security said that an emergency call was received by the control room at around 7:05 am that a suspect item has been 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.

The cargo, which was declared safe around 9:00 am, was to be loaded in 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 airport guarding Central Industrial Security Force and the police respond.

Published Date: Aug 02, 2017 11:07 AM | Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 11:07 AM

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