IED found near the Delhi Flower Market ahead of R-Day celebrations. Here’s what we know

On Friday, Delhi police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) from an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market on Friday. It was later released by NSG officials. The incident comes before the celebration of Republic Day.

All we know so far:

NSG officials told ANI: “An NSG demining team defused the IED recovered from Ghazipur. Samples of the IED have been collected and the NSG team will later submit a report on the chemical component used to assemble the explosive.” The weight of the IED was about 3 kg.

The NSG received information from Delhi Police around 11am and the explosive was defused around 1.30pm.

Delhi Police said they received a call about an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market in the control room at around 10:20 a.m. from a person whose scooty was parked there.

He said a proper reconnaissance was carried out before placing the explosive outside the gate of the flower market in Ghazipur, east Delhi. Police are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused. A senior police officer said a suspicious metal box was found in the market.

A case has been registered in the Delhi Police Special Cell under the provisions of the Explosive Substances Act

(With agency contributions)

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Terisa K. Carn