1. Bomb scare at Amritsar airport; suspicious bag found

Bomb scare at Amritsar airport; suspicious bag found

Bomb scare hit Amritsar airport today when a suspicious bag was found in SpiceJet plane arriving from Dubai and forced all operations to be stopped, meanwhile security agencies have sent in bomb disposal squads to inspect the situation.

By: | Updated: July 21, 2016 11:49 AM
Spicejet shares FDI aviation policy The SpiceJet flight has been taken to a remote location from the runway, after de-boarding all the passengers,at the Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar. (Reuters)

Bomb scare hit Amritsar airport today when a suspicious bag was found in SpiceJet plane arriving from Dubai and forced all operations to be stopped, meanwhile security agencies have sent in bomb disposal squads to inspect the situation. According to reports the flight has been taken to a remote location from the runway, after de-boarding all the passengers,at the Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport. Police said that they got information about the bag was from an anonymous caller from Dubai, IANS quoted.

The flight landed at Amritsar airport at 8:51 AM. None of the passesngers had claimed the bag. According to reports till now, the search operation by the authorities is going on. There has been a spate of hoax calls recently, threatening about bombs present at various places. Althought inspections are going on inside the flight, investigations on the location and identity of the caller is also in place. Hoax callers are liable to be punished by law. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is also present along with the state police to examine the situation.

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