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Air India grounds AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight after bomb threat

Air India has received a bomb threat for their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight. The call made by an unidentified caller came to the public carrier's call centre in the afternoon.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 28, 2018 20:01 IST ]
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Air India has received a bomb threat for their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight. The call made by an unidentified caller came to the public carrier's call centre in the afternoon. 

The officials said a bomb threat assessment committee (BTAC) is undertaking sanitisation drills on the flight and all 248 passengers and 11 crew members have been de-boarded. 

A call threatening to bring down the plane was received at the Mumbai airport at about 2:45 pm, after which the flight was grounded. 

"The flight has been isolated and anti-sabotage checks are in progress at the Indira Gandhi International Airport," a senior official said. 

The CISF and other security agencies are on the job, along with canine and bomb disposal squads, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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