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Two Kashmiri girls pursuing MBBS in Bangladesh were detained at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), Delhi for reportedly carrying a bag that had words "There could be bomb inside" inscribed on it.

The bag was spotted by Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) personnel at the IGI Airport at 11 a.m on Friday who immediately alerted Delhi Police, Indian Express quoted its sources as saying.

The girls stopped at Delhi airport while they were on their way from Dhaka to Srinagar.

The Delhi Police questioned the girls and later allowed them to leave at 4 p.m.

"Security is already on alert after attacks in other countries. As a precautionary measure, we conducted the check and later allowed the girls to go," D K Gupta , deputy commissioner of Police (Indira Gandhi International Airport) told IE.

He said that the girls missed their flight and would return to their home on Saturday.

"One of them has a cousin in Delhi and they are staying with that person overnight. They will leave for Srinagar tomorrow," he added.

Meanwhile, the parents of the girls have raised the concern with the J&K government, which said that it is touch with the Delhi Police authorities.

The parents questioned the detainment of the girls especially when there were no security concerns raised by the police at Dhaka and Kolkata airport where their luggage was checked.

A major security breach was reported at IGI Airport earlier this year, days before the Republic Day when a man carrying a fake Etihad ticket for United Arab Emirates managed to stay at the airport for 10 days.