Security heightened in Delhi Airport as RDX was reportedly found in the suspicious abandoned bag at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, Terminal 3. While initial tests suggest the material is RDX, the same is sent for further tests.
As per reports, Delhi Police got a call at around 1 AM that a suspicious bag was found near gate no. 2 of arrival terminal. The bag was then removed by the police and checked for content.
Delhi: Security tightened at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport after a suspicious bag was spotted in the Airport premises. pic.twitter.com/7CkuNqJbCs
— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2019
Bomb disposal squad and dog squad were called immediately to the spot and the roads outside T3 were blocked.
Special cell and intelligence bureau have started probe. Formal take over from CISF to happen shortly. No threat as the suspect device was “diffused” in a cooling pit around 3am. #BombAtDelhiAirport https://t.co/OnT8ief476
— Raj Shekhar Jha (@rajshekharTOI) November 1, 2019
The special cell and intelligence bureau has started probe and will formally take over the investigation from CISF shortly. The explosive was diffused at around 3 am.
Update: As per reports, the bag in which suspected explosives was found was kept near pillar no. 4 at arrival terminal in T3. It did not come from any flight. As of now the CISF has not confirmed the RDX nor have they disclosed the weight. There is no imminent threat and no need of panic.