“The incident took place on Tuesday when an old bombshell was found in the DRDO Bhawan complex which was later defused by the rescue operators”, National Security Guards chief R C Tayal said today.
The bomb explosion was held by hailed by Tayal. No other agency could handle the situation. The details of the situation were not shared in the presence of Rajnath Singh.
NSG officials said, “IED explosion was an old shell of the "unexploded ordnance" category.” On April 14, the construction work was held by Delhi Metro at DRDO premises in Metcalfe House.
“Besides the 120mm mortar shell, two empty artillery shells were found that day”, they said.
They further added that, “When the bomb disposal squads of local police and others could not succeed in defusing the explosive, the National Security Guard team was called in”.
"One of the three shells was live. They were taken to the NSG garrison in Manesar in a sanitised condition inside huge explosion-proof vessels and were destroyed in controlled conditions," a senior official said.
There was no fear edge to this episode and the operation finished in a day's chance, he included.
The NSG has an exceptional bomb transfer squad which not just helps its counter-terrror and counter-capture commando units amid operations, additionally kills abnormal state bomb dangers including IEDs and cunningly covered explosives.
The squad had lost its Commanding Officer Lt Col Niranjan EK while he was cleaning a psychological militant's booby-caught body at the Pathankot airbase which was assaulted early this year.