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Panic at Indira Gandhi international airport due to unattended bag with money, restored to owner

CISF Called In The Bomb Disposal And Detection Teams For Anti-sabotage Checks On The Bag And Assorted Currencies Worth Over Rs 2.10 Lakh—including Notes Like Indian Rupee, Euro, Thai, Bhutanese, Indonesian, Hong Kong, China, Singaporean And Canada—were Recovered.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Dec 2016, 09:28:13 PM
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New Delhi:

An unattended bag with more than Rs 2.10 lakh in Indian and foreign currencies sent shockwaves across Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Even security officials at the airport were in a tizzy for a brief period, hours before a man reclaimed it claiming he had “forgotten” it.

Officials said the incident was reported from the arrival area of the terminal-III last night around 8 o’clock when a CISF jawan detected the unattended bag lying near a pillar.

Soon after, they said, CISF called in the bomb disposal and detection teams for anti-sabotage checks on the bag and assorted currencies worth over Rs 2.10 lakh—including notes like Indian Rupee, Euro, Thai, Bhutanese, Indonesian, Hong Kong, China, Singaporean and Canada—were recovered.

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Later, a person, identified as W Dorji, came to the airport and claimed the bag, saying he forgot it there after receiving a friend who came to India from Sydney.The bag was restored to Dorji after due verification, they said. 

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First Published : 24 Dec 2016, 09:21:00 PM

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