Bomb threat on Moscow-Goa flight: Nothing suspicious found, flight departs for Goa
Bomb threat to Moscow-Goa flight: A Russian charter flight took off from Gujarat’s Jamnagar airport for Goa on Tuesday morning after no suspicious material was found on board. The flight carrying 236 passengers and crew was diverted to Jamnagar on Monday night following a bomb threat.
All those on board were safely evacuated and the plane was thoroughly searched with local authorities and police and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS).
The plane was cleared to go to Goa after two teams of the National Security Force (NSG) conducted a thorough search of the plane and found nothing suspicious.
“The NSG has not found anything suspicious. The flight is expected to depart from Jamnagar to Goa today between 10:30 am and 11 am. All bags have been thoroughly checked,” Jamnagar airport director said earlier.
According to police sources, more PTDS teams also joined the search and teams from neighboring districts like Devbhoomi Dwarka and Rajkot were also roped in for the search.
A primary probe found nothing on the Jamnagar BDDS team plane, but sources said the state government did not want to take any chances. Security has been beefed up outside the Goa International Airport as well.
“On a threat call, we are taking precautionary measures. We have deployed a special force at the airport. We are monitoring the activities here and there is nothing to worry about. This may also be a rumour, but we are not taking any action. There are chances,” Vasco DSP Salim Shaikh had said earlier.
“Security agencies have cordoned off the airport for 9 hours. A thorough search of the aircraft and passengers has been carried out. Passengers’ luggage is being checked and details are being verified,” Jamnagar Collector Saurabh Barki said.