A man on board a Frankfurt-bound flight was offloaded after live rounds were found in his baggage at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday.
"Today at about 2:20 pm, during screening, DIAL screener detected 06 live rounds of .32 mm calibre from the registered baggage of an Indian passenger who was supposed to travel to Frankfurt by Lufthansa flight no. LH-761," an official communique said.
The passenger could not produce any satisfactory document on being inquired, it said. He was then made to de-board the aircraft and handed over to the Delhi Police. Officials will take further action against the man.
Earlier on April 29, 2019, hundreds of passengers faced a harrowing time at the Delhi airport early Monday as the server of the immigration system encountered technical glitches. An Air India official said that the immigration system server was down for more than 40 minutes since 12.20 am. At around 1 am, the official also said crew for three Air India flights were stuck and that no timeline has been given by immigration authority to resolve the issue.
A passenger, who was waiting for immigration check, said there has been a long delay due to server issues.
A public announcement was also made at the airport about the server problem and that personnel has started doing manual checking process, according to the passenger, who is to take an Air India flight to San Francisco.