Unclaimed bag sparks bomb scare at Mumbai airport

September 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) In the third incident of its kind in one week, an unattended baggage found at the Mumbai airport Friday created a security scare and sent officials on a wild-goose chase for a bomb.

The incident happened at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport around 7.12 p.m., an official said.

The bag was found at the car pick-up point outside domestic terminal 1B.

The Bomb Disposal Squad and other security agencies were summoned and the bag was thoroughly screened. After nearly an hour, it was declared as safe and the airport authorities took its custody.

“We have kept the unidentified bag in our custody. It will be returned to the claimant after he or she provides a proper identification,” an official told IANS.

There were two separate instances of unattended bags Sep 9 which were later checked and declared safe.

All vital installations in and around Mumbai have been thrown under a tight security blanket following the Sep 7 blast outside the Delhi High Court.

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