The incident took place ahead of the annual Republic Day celebrations in the national capital on January 26, when security has been tightened in the city.
New Delhi: An IED device filled with RDX and ammonium nitrate was found in an unclaimed bag on Friday morning at Delhi's Ghazipur Phool Mandi. Officials said the bomb was later defused. The explosives were hidden in an iron box and kept in a black colored bag. The incident took place ahead of the annual Republic Day celebrations in the national capital on January 26, when security has been tightened in the city.
Director General of National Security Guard (NSG) M.A. Ganpati told, "Prima facie it appears that the explosives are RDX and ammonium nitrate. It weighed about three kilograms and had some nails and shrapnel in it."
Another NSG official said that the Delhi Police informed them about the suspicious object around 11 am. He said that as soon as the information was received, the bomb detection and detonation squad, carrying a truck with a large metal box and other essential items reached the spot located on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
Fire brigade personnel said that they received information about the suspicious unclaimed bag lying around 10:19 am. Personnel of Delhi Police's Special Cell and fire brigade also reached the spot.
NSG officials said, "The IED was detonated at 1:30 pm using controlled blasting technique after being dumped into the deep pit." A detailed report will be sent to Delhi Police.
NSG personnel wearing suits to be worn during on-the-spot bomb disposal, apart from personnel of General and Special Cell of Delhi Police