Bag with suspected RDX contents found at Delhi airport

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(The Economic Times) – A bag with suspected RDX contents was found at the Delhi airport in the early hours of Friday, leading to restrictions in passenger movements for a couple of hours, officials said. 

Preliminary inputs suggest the content of the bag to be RDX. It was checked by an explosive detector and a dog. However, the exact nature of the explosive is being ascertained, sources said. 

The explosive has been put under observation for the next 24 hours, only after which something certain about it could be said, they added. It could be an explosive or an improvised explosive device (IED), but it is not clear at present, the sources said. 

The Delhi Police said a call was received around 1 am, following which the bag was found at arrival gate number two of the terminal. 

Officials said personnel of the CISF and the Delhi Police conducted a complete anti-sabotage check of the Indira Gandhi International Airport after which passenger movement was allowed around 4 am.