Explosive material found in 'battery blast' site

Explosive material found in 'battery blast' site

After traces of explosive material found at the ‘battery blast’ site at Safdarjung Enclave in south Delhi, various security agencies are now investigating to ascertain the modus operandi behind the blast that took place on late Monday night.

Police said initial probe has revealed that the blast was caused after a ‘bomb’ was attached to a motorcycle’s six-volt battery and placed beside the wall of a bungalow in B block of the area.

The impact of the explosion caused damage to a Hyundai Accent car parked five feet away. The windows and the wind shield of the car were shattered and the front part of the car was fully damaged.

After the blast, the car, which belonged to an African national was seized.

Police also found explosive material, steel items and parts of a pressure cooker from the spot.

The spot has been cordoned off and officials of the intelligence bureau, special cell, crime branch and local police have inspected it. Samples have also been collected by the bomb disposal squad and central forensic science laboratory personnel.

Although the motive could be simple, police said they were analysing the mode used to trigger the blast in the battery. They are now tracing suspects and mastermind who could be behind the blast.

Police on Monday around 10 pm received the call that an explosion took place in Arjun Nagar.When the police team reached on the spot they found smoke emitting out of the engine of a Hyundai Accent car parked on the roadside, in front of a bungalow.

Police said they could smell explosives from outside the wall of the bungalow following which the investigative agencies rushed to the spot.

The fire was doused off. In initial probe police said the blast took place due to heating up of the engine.

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