According to Delhi Police Special Cell sources, preliminary forensic testing has shown that military-grade RDX was used in the improvised explosive device (IED) found near Old Seemapuri on Thursday.
A timed device containing ammonium nitrate, identical to what was discovered in Kashmir and Punjab in December, was also seized.
In January, military-grade RDX was also recovered from the Ghazipur Flower Market. Such explosives are difficult to get and have previously been used by terrorists to make bombs.
According to police sources, the IED seized yesterday was sophisticated, and such explosives are often employed for mining objectives.
The IED was located in a vacant house, and the Delhi Police Special Cell is seeking to capture the residents. A team from the Delhi Police Special Cell paid a visit to the Seemapuri house. A National Security Guard (NSG) team defused the IED by blowing it up in a ditch near Dilshad Garden’s district park. The searches followed the finding of an RDX in Ghazipur last month.