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Mortar shell found in South Delhi Park



New Delhi:  Delhi Police on Saturday recovered a mortar shell from a park here that raised an alarm leading to immediate evacuation. A National Security Guard team was pressed into action to defuse the shell, a police officer said. The shell was found lying abandoned at the Delhi Development Authority park in Kishangarh in South Delhi. The police said they received a call at around 8.30 a.m. about a suspicious object lying in the park.

A police official identified the object as a mortar shell and the area was cordoned off. “The area was evacuated as a precautionary measure as per procedure. An NSG team was called for transporting and defusing the mortar shell,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said. Meanwhile, as an interim measure, the shell which appeared old and corroded, was secured by a bomb blanket sourced from the district Bomb Disposal Squad, Biswal added.


Leave Raj Bhavan or we will blow it up with dynamite, UP Governor gets threat letter




Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhawan has received a letter threatening to blow up the building if Governor Anandiben Patel does not vacate it in 10 days.

The letter, according to Raj Bhawan sources was sent by “TSPC Jharkhand”, an apparent reference to the Maoist group Tritya Sammelan Prastuti Committee.

An FIR under the charges of criminal intimidation and threatening Governor/President under IPC Section 124 has been lodged with Hazratganj police station.

According to Hemant Rao, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor, the letter has been sent to the state home department for further action.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi said late on Tuesday night that the home department has taken the matter very seriously and written to DGP and DG Intelligence and ADG Security to investigate immediately and submit report by Wednesday after a full assessment of the situation.

Police sources said TSPC is suspected to be an offshoot of a Naxal group active in Jharkhand.

“The police are trying to find out the place from where the letter was sent. Meanwhile, security of the Governor and the Raj Bhawan is being beefed up further,” said a government spokesman.

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