New Delhi, May 5: The National Security Guard (NSG) team reached the Red Fort along with the bomb disposal squad after they received a call around 8:30 AM about a grenade being found in a well in the fort. Fire tenders have also reached the spot following the bomb scare. Earlier in the month of February, live rounds and boxes of explosives were also found in a well inside the Red Fort which had thrown the whole team of police in a tizzy.
The team is currently inspecting some other things they have found at the spot and around the monument.
UPDATE: Jatin Narwal, DCP (North) said that the grenade has safely been removed from the well in the monument and the investigation has revealed that the grenade is an old one.
The live rounds and explosives were found during a clean up drive in the fort area, following which the NSG was informed, a senior police officer said. “When the wells inside the Red Fort were being cleaned by the ASI, some ammunition and explosive boxes were discovered in one of the wells behind the publication building. Police after cordoning the area immediately informed the NSG and army. NSG bomb disposal teams were at the spot,” the officer said. “Five mortars and 44 live rounds were recovered from the well around 5 PM. There were 87 fired rounds that were also found,” an NSG official said.