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Bomb threat to 10 IndiGo planes a hoax

Budget carrier IndiGo Airlines was hit on Wednesday by bomb threats to 10 of its flights, all of which turned out to be a hoax, police and the company said.

Police said an anonymous caller reported a bomb had been placed on the Jammu-Delhi flight.

As it landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, it was thoroughly searched, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dinesh Kumar Gupta told IANS.

He said a call regarding bombs in 10 IndiGo flights was received at the airlines’ call centre in Chennai.

IndiGo said it informed all the security agencies about the anonymous threat. “All our passengers are safe.”

The airline gave no details about the nine other flights which were affected.