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Bomb Scare Over 2 Unattended Bags in Delhi’s Trilokpuri, Police Say, ‘Nothing Suspicious Found’
The Delhi Police received a call regarding the unidentified bags after which officials rushed to the spot.
New Delhi: Two unattended bags were found in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri on Wednesday afternoon triggering a bomb scare in the area, police said. Soon after, Delhi Police received a call regarding the unidentified bags and officials who rushed to the spot said that nothing suspicious was found in the bags and there’s no bomb scare. “A PCR call was received regarding two unidentified bags. Our teams reached the spot and found that nothing suspicious is there. It’s a case of bag lifting. We’ve identified the person and will handover the belongings,” said DCP (East), Delhi, Priyanka Kashyap.
This comes nearly a week after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered the national capital’s Ghazipur flower market. The suspicious explosives-laden bag was first sighted by a local vendor on January 14, however, he did not pay any heed to it and left. When he returned after sometime, the bag was still there after which he informed a civil defence volunteer in the area who then ultimately made a PCR call around 10.16 a.m. and the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) department was also informed at the same time.
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The DFS official confirmed to IANS that they received a call 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.
With things looking very serious, the Delhi Police alerted NSG about the suspicious object around 11 a.m. which sent its bomb disposal squad. The police then cordoned off the entire area for the safety and security of the people. Then the bomb disposal squad with the help of police personnel dug an approximately eight feet ditch in an open ground where the bag carrying the IED was disposed off.
The NSG conducted a controlled explosion of the recovered IED in that ditch, saving several lives that could have ended if the bomb had not been found and defused in time.
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