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Grenade found in old well at Red Fort, fire tenders reach the spot

delhi Updated: Feb 09, 2017 08:53 IST
Snehal Tripathi
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A senior police officer said that the box containing grenade was found near Lahori Gate, which is the main entrance to Red Fort. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

A box containing a grenade was found inside an old well at Red Fort in Old Delhi area of North district on Monday morning.

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.

A senior police officer said that the box was found near Lahori Gate, which is the main entrance to Red Fort.

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Police sources said that the grenade was found during the cleaning of the well. A security guard posted at the fort called up the control room and informed about what he first thought was a suspicious looking object. When the box was opened, a grenade was found in it. So the bomb disposal squad was alerted. On examining the well, at least 3 more such boxes were found to be inside the well.

“There are 2-3 more such boxes visible within the well. The bomb disposal squad has been called in to retrieve and diffuse them if they are found to be active,” the officer said.

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