Kolkata, Aug 8: An abandoned bag was found at the Kolkata Airport today which triggered a bomb scare. The bag was found just ahead of Mamata Banerjee's arrival at the airport. Mamata had gone to Chennai on Tuesday to pay homage to Karunanidhi, who passed away last evening.
Bomb squad was rushed to the Kolkata airport and sniffer dogs were pressed into action. It was later found that the bag was empty.
In May this year, a misplaced bag near Thane railway station triggered a bomb scare. The bomb and dog squads were rushed to the spot, but nothing except clothes were found in the bag.
In April, an abandoned bag at the departure area of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) in Kolkata triggered a bomb scare.