Towel, brick, soap case recovered from suspicious bag found in Delhi
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A towel, a brick and a soap case were recovered from a laptop bag found abandoned near Base Hospital in south Delhi's Dhaula Kuan area on Monday afternoon. The bag said to contain explosives had created panic across the city after a call was made to the police control room (PCR).
A sniffer dog belonging to the Indian Army's Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) indicated that the bag contained explosives sending the entire security apparatus in a tizzy. Officials took over three hours to declare the contents in the bag.
"The Army officials said they wanted to defuse the bomb in the bag but the Delhi Police objected to it as they wanted to retain it for investigations. The NSG team was called and the a bomb screen was created. The bag was taken to a isolated area and when it was sanitised a towel, brick and soap case were recovered from it," said a senior official.
Officials said OP Makkar, a Paschim Vihar resident threw the bag near the Base Hospital and made a call to the police. Two men had stopped Makkar's car near a traffic signal and asked him to pick the bag. When he refused they threw the bag in Makkar's car and fled away. "Makkar in turn stopped his car and threw the car on the road and then made a call to the police," said the official.