Airports Asked to Heighten Security as Probe Begins in Kingfisher Explosive

A day after a crude bomb was found on a Kingfisher plane, airports across the country has been asked to heighten security, said media reports.

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security instructed airlines to accept packages from couriers only after the addresses of the senders on them are verified, said reports.

Besides, airports have been asked to properly check packages covered in newspaper, magazines, and plastic, said reports.

Yesterday, a small explosive was found in the cargo section of a Kingfisher flight after it landed in Thiruvananthapuram from Bangalore. The crude bomb, without a detonator or a timer, was found by staff inspecting the aircraft after all passengers had left the plane.

An inquiry has been ordered into the security lapse by the Civil Aviation Ministry has ordered an inquiry into the security lapse to find out how the explosive made it onto the plane.

In the meanwhile, Kerala police have initiated a comprehensive investigation into the recovery of a crude explosive, said reports.

PTI reported quoting unnamed sources that the Bangalore police, Civil Aviation Department and Central Intelligence agencies would help in the probe considering the seriousness of the case.

(Based on media reports)

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