August 13, 2022

Bomb found at Delhi’s Ghazipur flower market exploded in open ground: what we know

Delhi police recovered a IED by Ghazipur Flower Marketaccording to TNN. The bomb exploded in open ground and was diffused. The first visuals showed the specialist NSG team recovering it.

ANI shared a photo of the abandoned bag that had the IED on the inside.

“Based on information received, an IED has been recovered,” Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said.

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This is just before the Republic Day parade on January 26.

“A case is being registered in the Delhi Police Special Cell under the provisions of the Explosives Act,” a Delhi police officer said.

A passerby spotted the IED and called the fire department.

What happened?

According to IANS, the Delhi Fire Department received the call at around 10:20 a.m. about an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market. 2 fire engines, a bomb disposal team and Delhi Disaster Management Authority officials were on the scene in record time.

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A robotic scanner scanned the bag. According to Times Now, officials said the suspected bag found at Ghazipur Sabzi Mandi was taken to open ground using a pit, buried 8ft below the ground.

The place was sealed off and the IED was released by a controlled explosion.

“A National Security Guard bomb disposal team has defused the IED recovered from Ghazipur. Samples of the IED have been taken; the team is to submit a report on the chemical component used to assemble the explosive,” the NSG said.

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