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Airport bomb suspect brought to Mangaluru

The suspect, Aditya Rao, had surrendered before the police at the DG & IGP office in Bengaluru early on Wednesday

By PTI in Mangalore
  • Published 23.01.20, 2:02 PM
  • Updated 23.01.20, 2:02 PM
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Adithya Rao File picture

The man, who is suspected to have planted a bomb at the airport in Mangaluru and surrendered before the police in Bengaluru, has been brought to the city for further investigation, police said on Thursday.

A police team led by assistant commissioner of police C.P. Belliyappa brought the 36-year-old man late on Wednesday after medical check-up in the state capital, they said.

The suspect, Adithya Rao, had surrendered before the police at the DG & IGP office in Bengaluru early on Wednesday.

He resembled the person captured on CCTV footage at Mangaluru international airport on Monday when the explosive device was found in an unattended bag, creating a scare.

He had confessed to having planted the bomb, police said.

Police said Rao would be produced before a court and they would seek his custody for further investigation.

A 'live' explosive device was found in an unattended bag near a ticket counter of the departure gate of the airport here on Monday and later defused at a nearby open ground.