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Threat email warning of a bomb on IndiGo flight at Mumbai airport turns out to be hoax

Threat email warning of a bomb on IndiGo flight at Mumbai airport turns out to be hoax. A threat email warning of a bomb on an IndiGo flight was received at Mumbai airport on Saturday, the Mumbai Police said. However, during the inspection of the flight, nothing was found in it, the Mumbai Police informed on Sunday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: The Mumbai airport received a threatening email on Saturday night, in which it was said that bombs were planted on an Indigo flight. As soon as this email arrived, there was a stir among the security officials at the airport. However, nothing of the sort was found when the flight was checked. In such a situation it became clear that the claim of being a bomb was just a rumour.

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The IndiGo flight, which was scheduled to go to Ahmedabad from Mumbai, was delayed after the bomb threat.

“On Saturday night, an email was received at the Mumbai airport, in which it was written that a bomb had been planted in Indigo flight number 6E 6045,” an official said.

This flight was to take off from Mumbai and land at Ahmedabad. It was checked after the email, but nothing was found on the flight, the Mumbai police said.

However, the flight was delayed. Security agencies are investigating the matter.

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Significantly, a flight from Delhi to Malaysia was delayed due to false rumors of a bomb at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday. Officials said security agencies were alerted to a bomb threat from Malaysia Airlines flight MH173 at around 1 p.m., following which they conducted a thorough check on the entire plane.

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