Mangaluru: An unattended bag near ticket counters of the Mangaluru airport created a bomb scare on Monday, January 20.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is maintaining the security of the airport, cordoned off the area.
An extensive search operation began with the help of bomb disposal and dog squads and metal detectors.
According to some reports, two persons had come in an autorickshaw and placed the bag there. Police said they are verifying the CCTV footage.
The container carrying the bomb has been shifted to an isolated site near Kenjar and the bomb will be defused there, informed sources. Reportedly, the bomb disposal unit operating at Mangaluru Airport will lead the disposal.
Meanwhile, airport authorities informed that the bomb suspected bag will not affect flight traffic. All flights from Mangaluru and arrivals to the airport are operating on time, informed sources.