Amritsar: SpiceJet clarifies on suspicious baggage after bomb scare

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 airlines have now clarified that it was an unaccompanied bag of a passenger who could not board the flight.

The flight was SpiceJet Flight 56, which arrived on Thursday morning at 8.51 a.m. in Amritsar.

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 inspected the bag after the flight was taken to the isolation bay. All flight operations were suspended at the airport. The bomb disposal team inspected the bag and gave a clearance later.