Bomb threat halts Delhi-Kathmandu flight

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A Kathmandu-bound SpiceJet flight was stopped from taking off here on Monday and its passengers and crew were evacuated following a bomb threat.

Flight 9W263 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.

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