Amritsar: Suspicious bag found at Amritsar airport, security beefed up


Amritsar: All passengers on board a Dubai-Amritsar SpiceJet flight were deplaned at Amritsar's Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport on Thursday after a suspicious bag was found in the aircraft. The flight was immediately taken to an isolation bay after the information poured in.

A search was conducted on the flight after authorities received a call from Dubai alerting them about the bag on the flight. The information about the suspicious baggage came through an anonymous caller, police sources said.

A bomb disposal team is inspecting the bag after the flight was taken to the isolation bay. All flight operations have been suspended at the airport. Meanwhile investigations on the location and identity of the caller is also in place. Hoax callers are liable to be punished by law. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is also present along with the state police to examine the situation.

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