Two men arrested with suspected explosives at Bagdogra airport

Published on Sep 22, 2017 11:05 PM IST

Police arrested two men on the suspicion of carrying explosives at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district.

The two men were carrying a white powdery substance in small containers in their luggage.(ANI Photo)
The two men were carrying a white powdery substance in small containers in their luggage.(ANI Photo)
Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By

Police arrested two men on the suspicion of carrying explosives at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district on Friday afternoon.

Anup Singh and Avay Prasad of Bihar were to board an Indigo flight to Kolkata.

Airport authorities suspected a white powdery substance they were carrying in small containers in their luggage were explosive material.

Electronic screening machines detected the substance and sniffer dogs were deployed. The authorities alerted CISF guards and they were handed to police thereafter.

The two men were returning from Sikkim. They work in Gurgaon.

Siliguri commissioner of police Neeraj Kumar Singh said detectives are investigating the case.

It couldn’t be immediately ascertained if the seized substance was narcotics, a plastic explosive or simple talcum powder.

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  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    I am working with Hindustan Times since 2001 and am posted in Siliguri, West Bengal, as Principal Correspondent. I have been regularly covering vast area of northern parts of West Bengal, Sikkim and parts of Nepal and Bhutan.

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