IED recovered in Delhi was part of consignment of explosives smuggled from Pakistan: Official
New Delhi: The improvised explosive device (IED), which was recovered from the Gazipur area of east Delhi on Friday (Jan 14), was part of the consignment of explosives that were smuggled into India from Pakistan, media reports said on Monday.
"We have found that in Gazipur the bag containing an IED wrapped with tape was planted by a sleeper cell. The explosives that were recovered weighed around 1.5 kilograms, contained both RDX and ammonium nitrate and had the potential to cause a high-intensity blast. It is expected that such bombs have reached poll-bound states through a network of sleeper cells," a senior official told ANI.
He told the news agency that recoveries of explosives made by Punjab Police in recent months are just the tip of the iceberg.
Intelligence agencies coordinated with Delhi Police and National Security Guard (NSG) to get a detailed report on the incident.
Intelligence and security agencies are on their toes after a Telegram channel in the name of Mujahideen Ghazwat-ul-Hind (MGH), an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group active in Kashmir, has claimed responsibility for planting an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Gazipur flower market last week.
"A Telegram channel has claimed that the explosives in Gazipur could not explode due to technical glitches but it does not mean their plan has failed. The message has been shared with Delhi Police and asked to increase patrolling in high footfall places," the official told ANI.
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