November 19, 2022

RDX found in Delhi’s Ghazipur flower market bomb: NSG

The Federal Counter Terrorism Commando had sent experts from its National Bomb Data Center (NBDC) based in Manesar in Haryana to defuse the improvised explosive device which had been recovered on January 14.


An expert prepares to defuse the IED in Ghazipur on January 14. Peak/PTI






The NSG told Delhi police that the IED recently recovered from the Ghazipur flower market had a timer and contained ammonium nitrate and RDX, which were used in several explosions in Mumbai, as components, official sources said on Monday.

The Federal Counter Terrorism Commando had sent experts from its National Bomb Data Center (NBDC) based in Manesar in Haryana to defuse the improvised explosive device which was recovered on January 14.

The sources said a final investigation report after the blast was submitted to Delhi police and said the IED contained ammonium nitrate, RDX, a 9-volt battery, pieces of iron that could act like shrapnel and that a timer device was attached to them. . The RDX was used as an explosive core but it did not detonate due to a “problem” in the circuitry, they said.

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