Sources informed about four packets of a yellow-coloured liquid was suspected to have spread out of its sanitized container after the consignment landed at the cargo area of the airport at about 4.35 am after which a special squad of the National Disaster Response Force team was called in to check and contain it.

NDRF chief O P Singh stated a special ten-member team from its base in Dwarka has been rushed to the spot and is 'sanitising' the area. "Radioactive leak was very very small. There is nothing to panic and there is no effect on the passenger area," Singh added.

The cargo complex has been vacated by the officials as a preventive measure. Airport officials said the material was imported for use in medical purpose by a multi-speciality hospital. The packets, containing the material, bore the markings class-II liquid and a chemical component of Sodium.

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