Bomb scare at IGI airport

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 11:10 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A day after three suspicion-evoking bags created panic in the capital at separate places, security officials at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport were in a tizzy Tuesday after receiving a warning about a bomb on an Indigo airlines flight. The call turned out to be a hoax.

"The call was received around 12 noon Tuesday. The caller told security officers on phone that there is a bomb on the Delhi-Patna Indigo flight," said Deputy Commissioner of Police R.A. Sanjeev.

After a search of the aircraft, the call was found to be a hoax, said Sanjeev, adding that a search was on to locate the caller.

"As the caller's mobile phone was found switched off after he made the hoax call, we are yet to pinpoint his location," he said.

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