New Delhi: In another development, the Kam Air flight, carrying 35 Indians from Afghanistan, landed at the Delhi airport on Monday afternoon. As per latest updates, the passengers have been sent to an ITBP quarantine facility which was set up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Also Read - Kabul Gurudwara Attack May be Linked to Kerala, Indian Security Agencies Eyeing ISKP Kasaragod Module
As per official updates, the Kam Air flight from Kabul landed at about 2:40 PM at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Soon after their arrival, the 35 passengers were screened with temperature guns by ITBP personnel at the tarmac. Also Read - Afghanistan: Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Attack on Sikh Gathering at Gurdwara in Kabul, 27 Killed
These passengers will be at the ITBP quarantine facility in the Chhawla area of southwest Delhi. The facility already has 481 Indians who were recently rescued from COVID-19 affected Rome in Italy.
On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to bring back stranded Sikh families from Afghanistan.
“Dear @DrSJaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan. Request you to get them airlifted at the earliest. In this moment of crisis, it’s our bounden duty to help them,” the CM had said in a tweet.
Last week, the ISIS terrorists had stormed a Gurudwara and housing complex in Kabul in which at least 27 Sikhs were killed.