New Delhi, January 27: There was a bomb scare reported in two flights going from Delhi to Kathamandu on Wednesday as the DCP (Airports) received a threatening call. The identity of the caller is yet unknown and further details are awaited. A security alert was issued to Jet Airways flight 9W260 Delhi to Kathmandu, due to which it was delayed and all the 122 passengers and seven crew members were taken to the waiting area. This comes just two days after a Kathmandu-bound Jet Airways flight with 111 people on board was halted minutes before take-off from the IGI Airport, due to a bomb threat.
Both the Jet Airways and the Air India flight are being thoroughly searched by bomb squads and all the passengers and crew have been taken to safety, causing delay in the take off. On Monday, the scare arose at a time when security was at an all-time high in view of the Republic Day celebrations tomorrow across the country and especially in Delhi. Today’s is the third incident in the past week as on Saturday a GoAir flight from Bhubaneshwar for Mumbai was diverted to Nagpur for similar reasons. Also Read: Delhi bomb scare: Three international flights delayed at Indira Gandhi International Airport
The security authorities are on a high alert in all major Indian cities, following reports in the media that suggested that the formidable trror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is planning to strike in Metro cities in the near future. Police in Delhi and Mumbai have arrested several people with suspected ISIS links, as a part of their crack down activities in the past week.