IED Found in Delhi Market, NSG Carries Out Controlled Explosion
A National Security Guard (NSG) team will submit a report on the chemical component used to assemble the explosives.
An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered in the Ghazipur flower market in East Delhi on Friday, 14 January, reported news agency ANI, citing Delhi Police. The National Security Guard (NSG) has since carried out a controlled explosion of the same.
"Based on the information received, an IED has been recovered," Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana was quoted as saying.
"A proper recce was done before planting the explosive outside the gate of East Delhi's Ghazipur Flower Market. Police are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused," Delhi Police said in a statement.
"We got a call (about an unattended bag at Ghazipur Flower Market in East Delhi) in our control room at around 10.20 am from a person whose scooty was parked there," the Delhi Police further said.
A National Security Guard (NSG) team will submit a report on the chemical component used to assemble the explosives, reported ANI, adding that the IED was approximately 3 kg in weight.
"The Bomb Disposal Squad of NSG prima facie finds chemical compounds like RDX and Ammonium Nitrate in the manufacture of IED recovered from Ghazipur," NSG Director General MA Ganapathy told ANI.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Special Cell has registered a case under provisions of the Explosive Act.
Earlier on Friday afternoon, Delhi Police rushed a bomb disposal squad, as well as fire engines, to the Ghazipur flower market, after an unattended bag was recovered.
(With inputs from ANI)
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