The bomb squad have successfully defused 'explosive like material' stuffed inside an abandoned laptop bag outisde the Army Research and Referral Hospital near Dhaula Kuan in South Delhi.
The Indian Army's Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) had reached the spot where the bag was discovered. They say that only a forensic team can confirm if the substances inside the bag were actually explosives, but have admitted that it seemed to contain an 'explosive like device'.
ANI News tweeted that a muffled explosion had been heard during the defusing of the bomb.
Certain circuits were also found inside the unclaimed laptop bag, reported CNN-IBN.
The entire area has been cordoned off and the Times Now television channel reported that a second abandoned bag had also been found in the Greater Kailash area.
A police control room (PCR) call was made at 2.50 pm regarding the abandoned bag.
According to Zee News reports, a youth threw a bag near the Army hospital this afternoon and fled on a bike.
Delhi was put on high alert yesterday in the wake of the recent twin blasts in Hyderabad that killed 16 people and left close to hundred others injured.
Heavy security has been deployed across busy markets and places like India Gate. All entry and exit points around India Gate have been blocked and almost all vehicles are being checked by police officials.
First Published On : Feb 25, 2013 17:34 IST