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Bomb scare on two flights at IGI, grounded

air indiaNew Delhi, March 17: Bomb threats on two commercial flights, including one international, at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here on Thursday led to the grounding of both aircraft while security officials searched for the explosives. police said.

According to the police, a call was received at the Gurgaon-based centre of Delhi International Airport Limited at around 10.30 a.m. claiming that bombs had been placed on a Kathmandu-bound Nepal Airlines flight RA 206 and a Bhubaneshwar-bound Air India flight AI 075.

“Immediately after the information was received, a decision was taken to ground the flights and the passengers were deplaned. The bomb squad is on the spot and search operations in both the flights are going on,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) D.K. Gupta told.

All passengers on board the two aircraft were evacuated and were safe, Gupta said adding that both planes were taken to an isolated area for the security check. (IANS)