New Delhi, Feb 6: A suspicious object was found inside the Red Fort in the Old Delhi area on Monday morning. Fire tenders have reached the spot. Reports say that a bomb disposal squad that was also rushed to the spot identified it as old Army ammunition.

A report in Times of India quoted a police official as saying, “These are old hand grenades and cartridges recovered during the cleaning of a well in Red Fort.” Reports say that the area has been sealed and there is huge police deployment to avoid any untoward incident.

This comes days after the Republic Day parade in Delhi. Delhi has been on alert since early January. Earlier last month, there were reports of an intelligence input that seven terrorists have managed to get army uniform worn by the personnel of captain and subedar rank.

“Seven terrorists have been seen outside Chakri and Gurdaspur border posts. The group has acquired combat ranks of captain and subedar of Indian Army, which are likely to be worn after infiltration,” said the alert from Amritsar.

Following the alert, security was beefed up across Punjab as well as Delhi.