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Former Civil Aviation Minister Raju's baggage left at Delhi airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The baggage of former Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju, who took an Air flight to Vijayawada, was today left at the airport here as it could not be loaded in the aircraft after security screening, according to officials.

A airport spokesperson said the bag was checked in around "12 minutes before scheduled departure of Air India's Delhi-Visakhapatnam flight AI 451".

Since the check in baggage of Raju had to go through regulated security screening, it could not be loaded at the aircraft, he said in a statement.

An Air said the former minister's baggage could not reach the aircraft on time because of slow movement of baggage belt at the airport.

Later, the baggage was taken on an IndiGo flight to Vijaywada which left some 45 minutes after the Air flight, the added.

Raju, who served as Civil Aviation for more than three years, had put in his papers last month over his party's demand for special status to

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 22:45 IST