New Delhi: Delhi Police, on Friday, recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Ghazipur Flower Market. The bomb was detonated in open ground and diffused. First visuals from the East Delhi market where the bomb was found showed the specialized NSG team recovering the IED and taking it for controlled detonation.
Agencies also shared a photograph of the abandoned bag containing IED found at Ghazipur Flower Market in East Delhi. “Based on the information received, an IED has been recovered,” Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said. The development comes days before the Republic Day Parade on January 26.
“A case is being registered in the Delhi Police Special Cell under provisions of the Explosives Act,” a Delhi Police later said. The IED was spotted by a passer-by who reported the matter to the fire department.
Call received at 10.20 am, fire department, BDS teams rushed immediately
According to a report by news agency IANS, the call was received by the Delhi Fire Department at around 10.20 am regarding an unattended bag in the Ghazipur flower market. Immediately after the call, two fire engines, a bomb disposal squad, and Delhi Disaster Management Authority officials reached the spot.
The bag was scanned with the help of a robotic scanner. Officials told Times Now that the suspicious bag found in Ghazipur Sabzi Mandi was taken to open ground and was buried eight feet underground in a pit.
The area was cordoned off and the IED was diffused through a controlled explosion.
“A bomb disposal squad of the National Security Guard has defused the IED recovered from Ghazipur. Samples of the IED have been collected; team to submit a report on the chemical component used to assemble the explosive,” the National Security Guard said.