Srinagar-Delhi IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat

New Delhi: An IndiGo flight from Srinagar today 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 today and was taken to the isolation bay where a search operation is underway, sources said.

Earlier, the IndiGo call centre today 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.

In recent weeks, Delhi airport has been receiving many calls about bomb threats and so far all of them have turned out to be hoax.