New Delhi: A major tragedy was foiled in the national capital after the National Security Guard (NSG) carried out a controlled explosion of a bomb that was detected at a market in Delhi.
The perpetrators placed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) inside a bag and left it abandoned at a flower market in East Delhi on the afternoon of 14 January.
The bomb was recovered in the flower market of Ghazipur, which is located near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. It is to be noted that this area is flooded with people as it is a bustling commercial area.
The market area was immediately cordoned off as soon as the bomb was recovered and the NSG was summoned.
The Delhi Police had dug an eight-foot long pit for blowing up the IED there, so that the damage is minimal. The IED was subsequently detonated in a controlled manner.
A man who came in a scooter reportedly carried this explosive inside a bag and left it abandoned at a flower shop in the market.
The object raised eyebrows of many and the shopkeeper called in the police after the bag was spotted by other customers.
According to reports, there are no casualties and all the vendors, buyers and workers of the market are safe.
The perpetrators have not been found till now and the Delhi Police will launch an investigation into the matter.
The Delhi Police took to their official Twitter handle to share this news.
The Indian Youth Congress, the youth wing of the Grand Old Party, also shared a video clip of the controlled explosion in their official Twitter account.