Kerala Government orders probe into bomb found inside Kingfisher flight

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 22 (ANI): The Kerala Government has constituted a high-level committee headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jolly Cherian to probe the low-intensity country-made bomb that was found inside a Kingfisher flight IT-4731 from Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday morning.

The state government has asked the security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation and find out how the lapse took place at the airport.

Kerala Law Minister M Vijaykumar said, "It is a serious security lapse. We have directed the security agencies to look into this."

The plane was on Sunday taken to the remote bay area of the Thiruvananthapuram airport, where the security personnel and the airport authorities assessed the suspicious object found on-board.

All the passengers were deplaned after the cargo cleaner alerted the CISF officials of a suspicious object.

The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was soon rushed to the airport to check the nature of the crude bomb.

The explosive was defused and later taken off the aircraft. (ANI)

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