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3kg bomb in Delhi flower market: Delhi police have yet to identify any suspects

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oi-Prakash KL

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Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:58 PM [IST]

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New Delhi, January 15:
Delhi police had yet to make any progress in investigating the recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Ghazipur flower market a day ago, officials said on Saturday. According to police officials, no suspects have yet been identified.

3kg bomb in Delhi flower market: Delhi police have yet to identify any suspects

A senior police officer said that at this stage of the investigation, the terror angle cannot be ruled out and investigators are looking at all angles. “Local investigations could not be carried out on Saturday because the flower market was closed. CCTV footage was collected on Saturday from all nearby areas and is under review. Several teams from the special cell are working on the investigation. ‘case.

Dump data (from mobile devices) is also collected,” the officer said. The person who told police about the bomb has been questioned, officials said. Investigators are awaiting the report from the National Security Guard to verify the chemical components found in the device. Security was tightened on Saturday at markets in the nation’s capital. The flower market is closed on Saturday and Sunday due to the weekend lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An improvised explosive device (IED) filled with RDX and ammonium nitrate was found in an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market here on Friday morning but was later defused. The explosive was kept in an iron box and concealed in the black backpack. The incident comes ahead of the January 26 Republic Day celebrations for which the nation’s capital’s security apparatus is already on high alert.

A JCB bulldozer was used to dig a pit to defuse the device. Police say a person who had come to the market to buy flowers spotted a suspicious bag unattended near his scooter in an abandoned location. He then informed people around and also alerted the Delhi Home Guards deployed there. The person then made a PCR call around 10:30 a.m. about it. The incident sparked panic in the market area which usually remains very crowded.

All stores were closed and the entire area cordoned off and cordoned off. On Friday, security forces detected and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in Nowhatta district of Srinagar. Police and CRPF detected a suspicious bag at Khawaja Bazar Chowk in Nowhatta district of Srinagar. In a separate incident, an improvised explosive device (IED), smuggled from Pakistan to India, and Rs 1 lakh in Indian banknotes were found on Friday concealed in a bag lying on the Attari-Bashiwind road in Amritsar, Punjab , near India. Pakistan border. PTI