Flight operations resume at Amritsar airport after brief suspension

Flight operations at Amritsar’s Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport were suspended this morning after a suspected bomb threat.
Flight operations resume at Amritsar airport...
India TV News Desk Amritsar 15 Mar 2017, 12:27 PM

Flight operations at Amritsar’s Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport were resumed after no suspicious material was found in the unclaimed briefcase that was found in the parking area. 

However, the area outside the airport was still was under tight security as checking was on, news agency ANI reported.

Earlier this morning, flight operations were suspended after a suitcase was found lying on the ground abandoned. 

CISF personnel immediately cordoned off the area and a bomb disposal squad was called to examine the suitcase. 

The development comes a day after security agencies carried out a search operation near the Pathankot airbase and the Mamoon army cantonment following intelligence inputs about suspected anti-national elements in the area.

The search operation was carried out by Army soldiers, paramilitary force troopers and Punjab police personnel.

 

Shops and some other establishments near the Pathankot airbase were asked to shut down. The area near the frontier airbase was sealed during the search operation.

The Pathankot airbase was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists on January 2 last year.

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