Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy, on Tuesday, while referring to the recovery of IED from a bag at Mangaluru airport, said that the incident looks "fishy" and expressed suspicion that some mischievous organisation wanted to demoralise the people of the state.

"Mangaluru incident looks fishy. It looks like some mischievous organisation wanted to demoralise not only the people of Mangaluru but the state. They have done mischief and it is going to be exposed," he told ANI. On Monday, the JD(S) leader had said that it would not be difficult for police to nab the culprits behind the IED (improvised explosive device) found at Mangaluru airport.

"The airport has CCTVs. It is not that difficult to find out the perpetrators. The police have sought a month's time apparently," Kumaraswamy had told reporters.

He yet again criticised Mangaluru Police commissioner Dr PS Harsha saying that never did such an incident take place when he was in power and raised doubts over the bomb threat incident.


Yesterday also Kumarswamy has raised questions about the low intensity IED (without triggering device) found at Mangalore International airport.

The IED recovered from a bag at Mangaluru airport was defused in an open field by personnel of the bomb disposal squad on Monday.

Commissioner of Police in Mangaluru, PS Harsha had said three teams have been formed for "identification and apprehension of the accused."

Police have shared the visuals of the suspect and have urged people to inform police if they have any knowledge of the accused or spot him anywhere.