Unclaimed handbag at Chennai airport causes scare

 An unclaimed handbag in the domestic arrival area of the airport here created some tense moments before security personnel took it away for inspection today.

Chennai: An unclaimed handbag in the domestic arrival area of the airport here created some tense moments before security personnel took it away for inspection today.

The handbag was spotted beside some trolleys near Gate Number 2 by CISF personnel manning the airport, CISF sources said, adding, it was removed from the spot and taken away for inspection.

There were additional security personnel at the airport owing to the flow of VIPs and others arriving here after attending the funeral of former President A P J Abdul Kalam at Rameswaram, the sources said.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, B S Yeddyurappa, the former CM of that state and BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamilisai Soundarajan were among those who arrived here.

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