Unattended bag on IGI airport tests positive to RDX in initial tests
New Delhi : The unattended bag that had created a major security scare on the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday midnight has been tested positive to RDX content in the initial tests.
The bag was found in the arrivals area of the busy terminal three of the airport by a jawan of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of security there.
The black coloured trolley suitcase was spotted at around 12:56 AM, leading to panic and instant evacuation of the travelers from the area. Security was beefed up at the airport and passenger movement stopped as the bag was taken to a cooling pit at an isolated area with the help of a Threat Containment Vehicle (TCV).
The entire arrivals area at terminal three was searched thoroughly by the CISF and normal services could only be resumed by 3:30 AM.
In a test by an Explosive Vapour Detector (EVD), the bag has tested positive to RDX content in it. A dog ‘guide’ also checked the bag and it, too, gave a positive signal for RDX.
The IGI Airport is the busiest in the country as well as 12th busiest airport in the world. It is also the sixth busiest airport in Asia. Its terminal three handles both domestic and international flights.