Members of Bomb Squad outside the house where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected in a bag in Old Seemapuri area in Delhi on Thursday, February 17, 2022 .(Qamar Sibtain/IANS)

Members of Bomb Squad outside the house where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected in a bag in Old Seemapuri area in Delhi on Thursday, February 17, 2022 .(Qamar Sibtain/IANS)

Two bomb threats send Delhi cops into a tizzy, 'IED' taken away by NSG

New Delhi, February 17, 2022

Police in the national capital were sent into a tizzy after calls regarding unattended bags and bomb threats at two different places in east Delhi on Thursday even as a suspected IED was found in a house in Seemapuri area and taken away by the NSG to be disposed of.

According to a source, the incident is suspected to be linked to the Ghazipur incident, where an IED was found last month.

The first case was reported from Shahdara area, police said.

A police official said that an unidentified bag was found in Shahdara district after Delhi Police and Fire Department received a bomb threat call at 2.15 p.m.

Meanwhile, another call, about an IED, was received at New Seema Puri and the official said that they were "taking it seriously".

In view of the gravity of the situation, Delhi Police summoned National Security Guard (NSG) personnel to the spot.

According to a source, investigation in the Seemapuri IED call has revealed that it has connection with Ghazipur incident, where an IED was found last month.

The Delhi Police's Special Cell has questioned the owner of the room in which the suspected IED was recovered.

A source said that the persons who took the room on rent are missing.

IANS

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