Siliguri: Aviation security agencies have been put on alert after explosives were detected at the Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal today.
TNT was found in the baggage of a passenger at the airport. It was found concealed in medicine sample bottles, said officials.
The explosives were discovered during a routine X-ray screening of the baggage. The presence of TNT was confirmed after the arrival of bomb disposal squad and dog squad.
The said passenger has been detained for interrogation by the security personnel.
This is the third bomb spotting in less than a week’s time. Aviation security went into a tizzy after five dummy improvised explosive devices (IED) were discovered at Delhi’s IGI on Thursday.
The sixth similar suspected IED was detected at Mangalore airport three days ago.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has written a letter to apprise the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of the dummy bombs and has sought a thorough probe into the intent of people who planted the fake IED packages.
After the spotting, the BCAS has also alerted the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in order to apprise all agencies concerned with security.