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NSG defuses IED recovered from Delhi’s Ghazipur, collects samples to find chemical component

On Friday, a Bomb Disposal Squad of the elite National Security Guard (NSG), defused an IED from Ghazipur in east Delhi. They also started an inquiry to find out more about the chemical compound that was used to make the explosive.

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The NSG’s BDS team was pressed at Ghazipur Flower Market shortly after being alerted by the Delhi Police, Jagdish Maithani, NSG officer, told ANI.

The bomb disposal team of NSG defused the IED from Ghazipur. Maithani stated that samples of the IED were collected and that the NSG team would submit a report on the chemical component used in the explosive’s assembly.

Sources said that the Improvised explosive Device (IED), was destroyed in controlled explosions by pushing it into an 8-foot deep pit. This caused a loud sound and smoke to be heard.

The Delhi Police responded to a serious security threat two weeks before Republic Day celebrations.

The IED was found in an unattended bag at Ghazipur Flower Market. The site was also visited by fire engines.

Rakesh Asthana, Delhi Police Commissioner, confirmed to media that the “based on”

Information received indicates that an IED was recovered.”

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has also initiated an inquiry. Multiple agencies are currently engaged in the interim to receive inputs about the recovery of the IED.

 

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