Explosives found in Red Fort well, search operations underway

Bomb disposal teams from the NSG, Delhi Police and dog squads are at the spot to initiate a search

Explosives found in Red Fort well, search operations underway

Ammunition and boxes of explosives have been found while cleaning of a well inside the historical Red Fort. The discovery of explosives led to paranoia among the public, prompting the police to cordon off the area and inform the National Security Guards. Bomb disposal teams from the NSG, Delhi Police and dog squads are at the spot to initiate a search. Fire tenders have also been rushed to the site.


“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,” a senior police officer has been quoted by PTI.

“Five mortars and 44 live rounds were recovered from the well There were 87 fired rounds that were also found,” an NSG official said, according to Indian Express.

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