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Bomb scare at Red Fort: Army says suspicious object a part of its unused armory

As Part Of Cleanliness Drive At Red Fort, An Unused Well Was Being Cleaned, Cartridges, Empties And A Dud Hand Grenade Was Found Which Belongs To Indian Army.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 06 Feb 2017, 02:19:44 PM
File Photo of Red Fort

New Delhi:

Security agencies were thrown into a tizzy after live rounds and boxes of explosives were found in a well inside the Red Fort.

The recovery was made during a clean-up drive of the monument on Saturday following which the NSG was informed, a senior police officer said.

“When the wells inside the Red Fort were being cleaned by the ASI, some ammunition and explosive boxes were discovered in one of the wells behind the publication building.

“Police after cordoning the area immediately informed the NSG and army. NSG bomb disposal teams were at the spot,” the officer said.

According to NSG officials, they are inspecting some things they got from the Red Fort.

“Five mortars and 44 live rounds were recovered from the well around 5 PM. There were 87 fired rounds that were also found,” an NSG official said.

It is suspected to be government ammunition but further probe is underway. 

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First Published : 06 Feb 2017, 10:44:00 AM

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