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Updated on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 02:47 PM IST

Watch video: Delhi Police recovers IED from Ghazipur flower market, controlled explosion carried out

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In a major security threat, Delhi Police recovered an Improvised explosive device (IED) from an unattended bag at Ghazipur Flower Market on Friday.

Delhi Police rushed bomb disposal squad to Ghazipur Flower Market in East Delhi after the recovery of an unattended bag.

"Based on the information received, an IED has been recovered," Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told ANI.

A controlled explosion was carried out by the teams on-site, as detonated the bomb. "A controlled explosion was carried out," a senior official confirmed to IANS.

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A Fire Department Official told IANS that a call was received around 10.20 a.m. regarding an unattended bag lying at the Ghazipur flower market in the city after which one fire engine was rushed to the spot.

Officials said that a team of National Security Guard's bomb disposal squad and the sleuths of Delhi Police's anti-terror unit Special Cell also reached the spot to assess the situation. The police then cordoned off the entire area for the safety and security of the people.

Later the bomb disposal squad of the National Security Guard conducted a controlled explosion of the recovered IED. Heavy police presence could be seen in and around the area.

Meanwhile, the Special Cell has registered a case under relevant provisions of the Explosive act. "A case is being registered in the Delhi Police Special Cell under provisions of the Explosive Act," Delhi Police said.

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Published on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 02:34 PM IST
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