Mumbai: The National Security Guard (NSG) on Friday carried out a controlled explosion of the IED found in an abandoned bag at East Delhi’s Ghazipur Flower Market. Also Read: Bomb Found In Delhi’s Ghazipur Flower Market: Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana
Reportedly, the IED was placed and defused inside a hole around 1:30 pm. Its weight was approximately 3 kg.
Police officials said that they got information about the bag at around 10.30 am. Officers of Special Cell of Delhi Police, Bomb Detection and Disposal Team of NSG and Fire Brigade were pressed into service. The NSG team carried out a controlled detonation of the IED found in the bag.
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Locals said that around 1.45 pm, an earthmover was used to dig a pit in the ground, in which the IED was kept. Then the hole was covered and the IED was defused.
The entire area has been cordoned off. Officers of the Special Cell are inspecting the footpath outside the gate where the IED bag was allegedly kept. The police are investigating and a sniffer dog has been brought to the spot. Delhi Police has registered a case.
Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said, “Based on the information received, an IED has been recovered.”
The National Security Guard said it received the information from the Delhi Police at around 11 am and the explosive was refused around 1.30 pm.
The weight of recovered IED recovered was approximately 3 kg. The NSG team will submit a report on the chemical component used to assemble the explosive.