Panic gripped a residential area of Uttar Pradesh's major city, Allahabad on Thursday after three live crude bombs were recovered from a garbage trolley, police said. Coming within two days of the Varanasi blasts, the discovery sent ripples of fear across the city.
"Acting on a tip-off, we recovered the crude bombs from the garbage bin in the Bahadurganj area. A team of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) has defused all the bombs," Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ram Kumar told IANS on phone from Allahabad, some 200 km from Lucknow. He, however, ruled out any terror angle behind the incident.
According to the police, pieces of stones and gunpowder like material have been found in the bombs. "As of now, we cannot ascertain the intensity of these bombs," Allahabad City Superintendent of Police, S.S. Baghel told reporters.
The bomb blast that took place in Varanasi on Tuesday evening killed a toddler and injured over 30 people.