New Delhi | An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found hidden in an unclaimed bag in the eastern part of the national capital on Friday morning, triggering panic among people. “An IED has been recovered from the suspicious bag and a controlled detonation was carried out,” a senior police officer told.
Earlier, a fire department official told that a call was received at around 10.20 am about an unclaimed bag at Ghazipur flower market in the city, following which a fire brigade was rushed to the spot.
Bomb disposal squad of National Security Guard and Special Cell of Anti-Terrorism Unit of Delhi Police immediately reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
Sources said the police in the national capital were already on alert due to the Republic Day security exercise.
“Such events can be used by anti-national elements with nefarious designs to carry out terror attacks in the city,” a top official had recently.