Proper recce was done before planting bomb: Delhi Police on IED found at Ghazipur market
- The weight of the recovered IED was approximately 3 kg
- The cops are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused
- Video footage of the CCTV cameras placed nearby has already been sourced
The Delhi Police on Friday said that a proper recce was done before planting the IED outside the gate of East Delhi's Ghazipur flower market. This comment, by the police comes after a bomb disposal squad of the National Security Guard defused the IED in the afternoon.
According to PTI, the weight of the recovered IED was approximately 3 kg which indicates the extent of damage that it could have caused in the Capital, ahead of Republic Day. The cops are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused.
Video footage of the CCTV cameras placed nearby has already been sourced. The NSG has found chemical compounds like RDX and ammonium nitrate in the composition of the IED. There were some sharpnel embedded, NSG director general M A Ganapathy told PTI.
Around 10:30 am, Delhi Police received a call in the control room about an unattended bag in the flower market. According to reports, the call was from a person whose scooter was parked at the gate.
The explosive was kept in an iron box and concealed in the black coloured backpack.
NSG was alerted by the Delhi Police about the suspicious object around 11am and soon after a team of its bomb detection and disposal experts and a heavy metal container called a total containment vessel tugged to a truck reached the market.
"It is suspected that the alleged person did the recce before planting the bomb and we suspect there was a timer placed inside the bomb. The investigation is still underway to ascertain who and how was the bomber placed," a senior police official said.
Two teams including senior experts of Rohini's Forensic Science Laboratory are currently at the spot for inspection and collection of exhibits, officials said.
According to preliminary investigation, the bomb was placed at the main gate of the flower market.
All the CCTV cameras installed in and around the vicinity of the scene of crime are being scanned to identify the accused and ascertain the sequence of events that unfolded.