IED found at Ghazipur flower market; defused, says the report


An unattended bag containing an IED was found at the Ghazipur flower market here on Friday morning, officials said, adding that the device was later defused.

The incident comes ahead of Republic Day celebrations in the nation’s capital on January 26.



The city’s security apparatus is on high alert as the event approaches.

Firefighters said they received the information about the suspicious unattended bag that was spotted in the flower market at 10:19 a.m.

A senior police officer said earlier that a suspicious metal box was found in the market.

Officials from the Delhi Police Special Cell, the NSG Bomb Detection and Disposal Team and the Fire Brigade quickly arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area.

“We were notified by the Delhi Police about the suspicious object around 11am. The IED was destroyed using a controlled explosion technique. Samples of the IED have been collected and the explosive will be checked and reported to Delhi Police,” an NSG officer said.

According to official sources, the black-colored bag weighed around 3 kg.

A bomb suit wearing NSG personnel was seen at the site where a clearance container known as the Total Containment Vessel (TVC) was brought.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear reader,

Business Standard has always endeavored to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that matter to you and that have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your constant encouragement and feedback on how to improve our offering has only strengthened our resolve and commitment to these ideals. Even in these challenging times stemming from Covid-19, we remain committed to keeping you informed and up-to-date with credible news, authoritative opinions and incisive commentary on relevant topical issues.
However, we have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more so that we can continue to bring you more great content. Our subscription model has received an encouraging response from many of you who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of bringing you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practice the journalism we are committed to.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

digital editor

Terisa K. Carn