Grenade found in Red Fort well leads to security scare, removed safely

Photo of the Red Fort well.

New Delhi: According to the information given by the police, a grenade was found inside a well of New Delhi’s historical monument Red Fort leading to security concerns but fortunately it was removed safely in the morning today.

The bomb was discovered by some laborers on Thursday evening while they were cleaning the Sawan Bhado garden of the Mughal-era monument, protected by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

While talking to the media, Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal went on to say: “Information about the grenade in the Red Fort well was received on Thursday evening.”

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“A team of Bomb Disposal Squad and the National Security Guard (NSG) has safely removed it now (Friday morning). The Red Fort has been opened for the public,” the officer added.

In February, the police discovered explosives from another well of the same fort complex during a cleanup drive.

The Red Fort is one of the heavily secured monuments of Delhi after it was attacked by the Lashkar-e-Taiba in December 2000. The attack left two soldiers and a civilian dead.

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