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Unclaimed bag in Delhi sparks security alert

Last updated on: February 25, 2013 19:15 IST

An unclaimed laptop bag found near an army hospital in New Delhi on Monday sparked security alert and securitymen went into a tizzy with reports of abandoned vehicles in two separate incidents.

The laptop bag was found near the Army Research and ReferralHospital in Dhaula Kuan locality of South West Delhi.

Police said they got a call at around 3.30 pm that two youth in a motorcycle dropped the bag. Both the sniffer dogs and bomb squad personnel were rushed to the site.

They said since the checks found something suspicious, Army's 202 Bomb Squad destroyed the suspicious bag outside the hospital at 5.20 pm.

They also said teams from NSG and Delhi Police's Special Cell also went to the spot immediately after getting a call in this regard.

The sniffer dogs could not clearly establish whether it contained explosives or not, police said.

The entire area was cordoned off and the army's bomb disposal squad then used a controlled explosion to open the bag, police said adding some bricks and loose wires of laptop were recovered from it.

Another incident was reported from bustling M-Block market of posh Greater Kailash in South Delhi over a motorcycle parked near a cigarette vendor.

Repeated announcements made on the Public Address System for the bike's failed to elicit a response, prompting the authorities to call for a bomb disposal squad.

Another call was also reported from a West Delhi locality, which police said turned out to be hoax. 

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