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Dubai-Bound Flight Receives Bomb Threat At IGI Airport, Delhi

Authorities at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport received a bomb threat via email targeting a Dubai-bound flight on Monday. After thorough checks, no explosives were found onboard. This incident adds to a series of recent bomb threats in Delhi targeting schools, museums, and health institutes, prompting investigations by the Delhi Police Special Cell.
10:34 AM Jun 18, 2024 IST | News24 Desk
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Authorities at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi received a bomb threat via email targeting a Dubai-bound flight on Monday.

Authorities at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi reported that a bomb threat was received via email for a Dubai-bound plane on Monday. Subsequent checks found no suspicious items onboard the flight.

A senior police officer reported that on Monday at 9:35 am, the DIAL office at IGI Airport received an email threatening a bomb aboard a Delhi to Dubai flight. Subsequent inspection of the plane found no explosive devices.

In recent months, Delhi has faced numerous bomb threats targeting schools, museums, and health institutes, yet no explosives have been discovered in the national capital.

On June 12, bomb threat emails were received by two museums — the National Museum and Rail Museum — as well as two mental health institutes, IHBAS (Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences) and VIMHANS (Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro and Allied Sciences).

Officials stated that emails were received by the National Museum on Kartavya Path, the Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, the Gandhi Museum in Daryaganj, and several other locations, claiming bombs had been planted on their premises.

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They also mentioned that two medical facilities — IHBAS situated in Shahdara and Vimhans Hospital in Lajpat Nagar — have received similar threatening emails.

Upon receiving calls and information regarding these emails, the bomb detection team, bomb disposal squad, fire officials, and local police conducted thorough checks of the installations. However, no suspicious items were discovered at any of the locations.

Another incident occurred at Delhi's Chacha Nehru Hospital when it received a bomb threat on April 30. Subsequently, on May 1, more than 150 schools received threatening emails from a mailing service based in Russia.

On May 12, twenty hospitals, the IGI Airport, and the Northern Railways' CPRO office in Delhi received bomb threats via emails originating from a mailing service company based in Cyprus.

On May 14, seven hospitals in Delhi and Tihar jail received bomb threats from a Cyprus-based mailing service. Later, on May 22, the North Block, home to the Ministry of Home Affairs, received a bomb threat email using a gmail.com domain.

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The Delhi Police Special Cell is currently investigating these email bomb threats.

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