Bomb threat grounds Srinagar-Delhi IndiGo flight

Bomb threat grounds Srinagar-Delhi IndiGo flight

NEW DELHI: An IndiGo flight from Srinagar on Wednesday received a bomb threat soon after landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here following which the aircraft was taken to isolation bay and passengers deplaned safely.
IndiGo flight 6E 853 from Srinagar via Jammu landed at IGIA at around 1500 hours on Wednesday and was taken to the isolation bay where a search operation is underway, sources said.
Earlier, the IndiGo call centre on Wednesday received an anonymous call about the presence of a bomb on the flight, they added.
Specific details about the number of passengers in the plane could not be ascertained immediately.
The latest incident of bomb scare comes a day after the Delhi airport received calls about presence of bombs on five Jet Airways flights that originated from here hours after bombs ripped through Brussels airport and a city metro station killing at least 35 people and injuring several others.