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Hoax bomb threat leads to checking of Dubai-bound flight at Delhi airport | India News – Times of India

TOI News Desk

NEW DELHI: A Dubai-bound flight which was to take off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) received a bomb threat email on Tuesday.
“On Monday, at 9.35 am an email was received in DIAL office, of the IGI Airport with the threat of bomb inside Delhi to Dubai flight,” a senior police officer said.
However, the threat turned out to be a hoax as no bomb was found when the plane was checked.
This is not the first time the airport has received a hoax threat. On June 1, there was a bomb scare on a Varanasi-Delhi flight at the IGIA.
Police received an information at 5.38 pm that a female caller has telephonically informed DIAL security staff that her husband, arriving on a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight, was carrying a bomb in his handbag, a senior police officer said.
Airport sources said the flight was shifted to an isolation bay and a thorough search was conducted.
“Accordingly, following standard security protocols, a thorough inspection was conducted and nothing suspicious was found. Legal action has been initiated in the matter,” said Usha Rangnani, DCP (IGIA).
During the questioning, the passenger concerned from Meerut, Vimal Kumar (42), said that his wife is not mentally stable and saw some news regarding a bomb on an aircraft 4-5 days ago, which is why she made the call, the DCP said.
An IndiGo spokesperson said, “IndiGo flight 6E 2232 operating from Varanasi to Delhi had received a bomb threat. Upon landing in Delhi, the aircraft was taken to an isolation bay as per security agency’s guidelines and the crew followed all standard operating procedures. All passengers have safely disembarked, and the aircraft is currently undergoing inspection. Post completion of all security checks, the aircraft will be positioned back in the terminal area.”
Earlier, a paper reading “bomb blast @5.30″ found in an aircraft’s lavatory had created chaos at IGI Airport, leading to the evacuation of all 176 passengers through emergency exits.
On May 16, a similar tissue paper saying “bomb” was found in the lavatory of Air India flight from Delhi to Vadodara at IGI Airport and all passengers were safely de-boarded. However, nothing suspicious was found after checking.
On Feb 27, a bomb threat was received for a Delhi-Kolkata flight, but the threat later turned out to be a hoax. The flight finally departed after a delay of six-and-a-half-hour.

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