New Delhi. A bomb was found in an unclaimed bag on Friday ahead of the Republic Day in the national capital, triggering panic and heightened security alert. The bomb was found in an unclaimed bag in Delhi’s Ghazipur flower market. National Security Guard (NSG) along with fire brigade, fire brigade and bomb disposal squad were deployed at the spot. When the bomb could not be defused, it was detonated in an empty field.
In technical terms, the bomb found in the unclaimed bag was defused by a controlled blast. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told the media that the bomb found in Ghazipur Mandi was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Delhi Police said that explosives and IED were planted inside the bag, which was defused by control blast by digging a pit in an empty ground near Ghazipur vegetable market.
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The police team said that when this action was carried out, the place was completely cordoned off. The suspicious item recovered from the bag was buried inside an eight feet deep pit in an open field inside the vegetable market. With the Republic Day approaching, the police are taking utmost care and the security arrangements have been beefed up. Police and security agencies have not given any further information about this. It has not been told whether this work belongs to any terrorist organization or local criminals.