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.
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.