While constructing the Shivajinagar-Hinjawadi metro line in Baner, a discovery of an old British-era hand grenade sent Pune Police on prompted swift action on Monday near the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). Metro workers reported the find to the Chatushringi Police, who, in turn, alerted the bomb disposal team.
Rushing to the scene, the team inspected and safely defused the grenade. The incident occurred during the ongoing pillar erection and compound work for the Hinjewadi Metro line.
Senior Police Inspector Balaji Pandhre of Chatushringi Police Station coordinated with the Bomb Disposal Squad, ensuring a secure disposal of the old grenade found during the excavation.