Delhi airport receives hoax bomb threat, operations affected for 70 minutes


Security agencies at Delhi international airport went into a tizzy after a hoax bomb call was received on Monday, three days ahead of Independence Day, affecting flight operations at Terminal 2 for around 70 minutes, officials said. “A bomb threat call for Terminal 2 was received by Delhi Police at 8.49 pm on Monday,” they said.

The departure area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport’s (IGIA) Terminal 2 was immediately evacuated and all passengers were moved at Gate no 4 at the departure level, while arriving passengers were on hold inside aircraft, the officials said. “After a detailed search operation for about an hour by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), it was found to be a hoax,” they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Airport, Sanjay Bhatia said all the stakeholders were immediately informed and alerted. “Terminal 2 was checked thoroughly. A comprehensive search operation was done and nothing suspicious was found.  Read More

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