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World IN BRIEF : INDIA : Sikh Arrested Over Bomb Found on Jet

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Sikh employee of a catering service was arrested for allegedly planting a crude bomb aboard an Air-India jet, a news agency reported. The bomb was found Sunday minutes before the Boeing 747 was to fly to London and then on to New York from New Delhi. The plane’s 398 passengers were evacuated and the bomb was defused. A Kashmiri rebel group first claimed that it planted the bomb. The arrest of Balwinder Singh Nigah, however, indicated involvement of Sikh separatists, police said, reporting that explosives materials were found at his home.


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