Mangaluru, Jan 29: The police team investigating Mangaluru airport bomb case, took the suspect Aditya Rao to several places in the city where he had frequented in the past months. Police had earlier recovered a box from his bank locker at Udupi that contained a white powder which he claimed was cyanide.
The substance has been sent to the Forensic Science laboratory for confirmation, police said. He was taken to the room where he stayed while he was working at a hotel in Balmatta of Mangaluru and to a hardware workshop from where he had purchased some spare parts, they said.
A 'live' explosive device was found in an unattended bag near a ticket counter of the departure gate of the airport here on January 20, triggering a scare before it was defused at a nearby open ground. City police commissioner P S Harsha has warned of stringent action against those who make hoax calls. (UNI)