New Delhi: An IED ( improvised explosive device) has been recovered from East Delhi's busy and hustling Ghazipur Flower Market on Friday. "Based on the information received, an IED has been recovered," Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said.
The National Security Guard (NSG) carried out a controlled explosion of the IED found at Ghazipur Flower Market.
The weight of recovered IED recovered was approximately 3 kg. "NSG received information from Delhi Police around 11 am and the explosive was defused around 1.30 pm," NSG personnel said.
The Bomb Disposal Squad of NSG prima facie also found chemical compounds like RDX and Ammonium Nitrate in the manufacture of IED recovered, NSG Director General MA Ganapathy said.
According to US Department of Homeland Security, an improvised explosive device (IED) is a “homemade” bomb and/or destructive device used to destroy, incapacitate, harass, or distract.
IEDs are used by criminals, vandals, terrorists, suicide bombers, and insurgents.
Hours ago, bomb disposal squad and Delhi police personnel were rushed to Ghazipur Flower Market after an unattended bag was recovered in the area.
Special Cell Officials and elite counter terrorism force National Security Guard were also called in. Several fire engines were also called at the site
The market was vacated and the area had been cordoned off.