Security staff at Mangaluru airport was alerted on Tuesday night after a suspect carrying an alleged cellphone bomb was caught. The incident led to a delay of an IndiGo flight scheduled to head towards Dubai. As per a statement by IndiGo, the matter was reported to the local police.
Mangaluru Police Commissioner T S Suresh said that it was a self-made power bank which was allowed to proceed after thorough checking, reported news agency ANI.
A security breach had also been reported on September 15 at New Delhi’s IGI Airport, when a man was deboarded from a Goa-bound flight for allegedly carrying a knife.
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