Mortar shell found in South Delhi park, area evacuated

The shell was found lying abandoned at the Delhi Development Authority park in Kishangarh in South Delhi.

Mortar shell found in South Delhi park, area evacuated

Delhi Police on Saturday morning recovered a mortar shell from a park in South Delhi's Vasant Kunj.

According to media reports, police raised an alarm leading to immediate evacuation. A National Security Guard team was pressed into action to defuse the shell.

Police said they received a call at around 8.30 a.m. about a suspicious object lying in the park. The shell was found lying abandoned at the Delhi Development Authority park in Kishangarh in South Delhi.


"The area was evacuated as a precautionary measure as per procedure. An NSG team was called for transporting and defusing the mortar shell," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said, according to a report in IANS.

Meanwhile, as an interim measure, the shell which appeared old and corroded, was secured by a bomb blanket sourced from the district Bomb Disposal Squad, Biswal added.