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Bomb call on Pune-bound flight at Delhi airport; Nothing suspicious found so far, say police

Delhi Police personnel and CISF jawans conducted a search operation on the flight and concluded that there was nothing suspicious on the plane.

Reported By : Kumar Sonu Edited By : India TV News Desk
New Delhi
Updated on: January 12, 2023 20:50 IST
Bomb threat call received at Delhi airport
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL PIC Bomb threat call received at Delhi airport

A call regarding a bomb in a Pune-bound Spicejet flight from Delhi was received before the takeoff on Thursday evening. CISF and Delhi Police are on alert.

The flight is being checked at Delhi Airport, said Delhi Police officials.

So far nothing suspicious has been found but the security drill will be followed as per SOP, said Delhi Police official.

No bomb found on Moscow-Goa flight in Gujarat

Earlier on Monday night (January 9), the Moscow to Goa international flight had made an emergency landing at Jamnagar airport in Gujarat following a bomb threat. After nearly 15 hours search, nothing suspicious was found onboard. The flight landed in Goa the next day afternoon.

The Azur Air international flight took off for Dabolim at around 1:20 pm on Tuesday with all passengers and crew members.

The flight was diverted to the Jamnagar airport following a bomb threat and made a safe emergency landing there at 9.49 pm on Monday.

After evacuating all 236 passengers and eight crew members, the plane as well as the luggage was thoroughly checked but nothing suspicious was found, official said.

The crew and passengers spent the night at the Jamnagar airport lounge. "All's well that ends well! Azur Air 4501 resumed its journey from Air Force station Jamnagar where it had been diverted to last night after security protocols were activated due to a bomb threat," the Indian Air Force (IAF) tweeted.

Upon landing, IAF security personnel isolated the aircraft in its isolation bay and evacuated 236 passengers to safety. Immediate hospitality was extended by the authorities at the Air force station Jamnagar to make the passengers comfortable, it said.

The IAF also said NSG bomb disposal teams flown in by it scanned the aircraft and personal baggage before clearing the flight to its final destination- Dabolim airport, Goa.

"The National Security Guard (NSG) and Jamnagar police teams completed checking the aircraft on Tuesday morning and found no suspicious object," Jamnagar Superintendent of Police Premsukh Delu told PTI.

The bomb disposal squad of local police began checking the flight on Monday night. Later, the first NSG team arrived from Ahmedabad at around midnight. Another NSG team arrived from Delhi at around 3 am, Delu said.

Earlier, Jamnagar Collector Sourabh Pardhi said, "the Jamnagar Air Force base informed us about the bomb threat. Perhaps, the threat was received by the Goa ATC (Air Traffic Control).

The search has been completed and nothing suspicious was found".  The Russian Consulate General in Mumbai said the Russian airliner Azur Air, which made an emergency landing due to a false report of a bomb on board, has landed safely in Goa. 

After landing at the Dabolim airport, some Russian passengers recalled they were initially clueless why they were deboarded from the flight in Jamnagar. The passengers said they were looked after properly at the airport where they spend almost 15 hours.

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