Bomb scare: Grenade found inside a Red Fort well, NSG safely removes it

05 May 2017, 01:16 PM

Security agencies were thrown into a tizzy after Grenade were found in a well inside the Red Fort on Thursday evening. A team of police reached the spot along with the bomb disposal squad. Fire department officials said that they got a call from police at 8.30am on Monday, after which fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

"NSG has safely removed the grenade from the Red Fort, preliminary inquiry suggests of it being a very old grenade": Jatin Narwal, DCP (North)

Earlier in the month of Feburary, 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.

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First Published: Friday, May 05, 2017 09:26 AM
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