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Bomb threat halts Delhi-Kathmandu flight

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New Delhi: A Kathmandu-bound Jet Airways flight was stopped from taking off here on Monday and its passengers and crew were evacuated following a bomb threat.

Flight 9W260 was about to take off at 1.25 p.m. when an anonymous caller telephoned the police at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, saying a bomb had been placed in the plane.

“All the passengers were safely evacuated. A thorough search of the plane is being conducted,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Dinesh Kumar Gupta told IANS.

A police officer earlier said that the plane belonged to SpiceJet.

A Jet Airways statement said: “All the 104 guests and seven crew members have been taken to the departure waiting area at the airport.”

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