New Delhi, August 12: Panic gripped commuters at Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi, after police received a bomb threat. According to reports, a person called up Delhi airport terminal-2 and said he had placed a bomb at the airport. However, the caller denied after police identified him. Police are carrying out investigation in the case. Bomb Threat: Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo Flight Grounded, Declared Safe After Security Check.
According to reports, immediately after receiving the threat, the departure area was evacuated and all passengers were moved at gate no-4 at the departure level. However, after the search operation for about an hour, no bomb was found. "After a detailed search operation for about an hour by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), it was found to be a hoax," Officials said. At 10 pm operational normalcy was restored in departure as well as arrival area of Terminal 2.
Sanjay Bhatia, DCP (Airport): A person called up Delhi airport terminal-2 and said he had placed a bomb at the airport. He later denied when police identified him. Police is still carrying out a search as a precautionary measure. pic.twitter.com/Z251d90sC3
— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
Earlier in the day, Police evacuated Elante Mall in Chandigarh after receiving a bomb threat. Chandigarh police received a bomb threat through an internet call. After receiving the information, the bomb squad immediately reached the spot and sealed the entire area. The mall was crowded due to the public holiday for Eid-al-Adha.
On Thursday also, authorities received a threat call that a woman would blow up one of the flights from Dubai to Riyadh within hours. As per the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officers, a man called the call centre of the airport at around 9 pm claiming that a woman known to him was on her way to the airport.
(With inputs from PTI)