The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) staff at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi panicked because of a suspicious device on a motorcycle in the parking area.
According to a media report, the CAA vigilance and cargo terminal staff were performing a routine inspection in the afternoon when they were alerted to a beeping sound accompanied by blinking lights in a cotton pouch hanging from a motorbike parked near the Domestic Cargo gate parking area.
The staff reportedly alerted the airport security and the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) about the matter. The BDS officials instantly sealed the area to prevent potential harm to the people in the area.
After ‘diffusing the device’, the BDS stated that it was not an explosive material but contained a flammable substance that could have resulted in a small fire.
The area was later cleared by the BDS after the motorbike was impounded by the local authorities.
Following the completion of the investigative proceedings by the police, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Irfan Ali Bahadur told the media that the motorbike belonged to a Royal Airport Services security guard named, Sundeep Kumar.
The owner reportedly told the authorities that the device in question was just a decorative flashlight that is commonly used to adorn motorbikes.
The police also reached out to the mechanic who had installed the device on the motorbike. He affirmed that he had installed the light and that it was “just a harmless bike accessory”.
The BDS included the same in their report, and both, the owner and his bike were released after the investigation.