New Delhi, Sep 21: A suspicious object was found during the screening of a passenger while he was trying to board an IndiGo flight. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security investigating confirmed that the object was found “before loading into the cargo bay of Indigo flight, not pax screening”. Three days ago, a suspicious object was found from a man’s luggage while he was trying to board another IndiGo flight at Mangalore airport. More details are awaited.
On September 19, a 26-year-old man, identified as M Mohammed was nabbed at the Mangalore Airport after a suspicious “clay-like” item, which was a self-made power bank, was found in his luggage. The cellphone bomb was detected by the staff screening baggage in an X-ray machine. Earlier it was presumed to be a cellphone bomb.
“It was a self-made power bank and after through check it was allowed to proceed,” said Mangaluru Police Commissioner T.S Suresh, reported Times Now.
The flight from Mangalore to Dubai was delayed following the discovery of the suspicious item. The man was travelling to the United Arab Emirates. Sources said that it could be an attempt to examine security at the airport.
“IndiGo’s alert security screener staff at Mangalore caught a suspect carrying alleged cellphone bomb today. The matter has been reported to the local police. Since it is a sensitive security matter we have nothing more to share,” IndiGo later tweeted.