Recovery of two live bombs beneath the chair of a lawyer at his chamber on the court campus in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, created panic on Saturday. Bomb disposal squad (BDS) was immediately rushed to the spot which later defused the bombs.
The recovery of the two bombs on the court campus activated the police brass which directed for intense checking in around the court area to find if there were other bombs.
According to reports, two live hand grenade looking bombs were recovered below the chair of lawyer Jyoti Shanker, who has his chamber on the court campus at gate number 1. New
s of the recovery of two live bombs spread like a wild fire. On receiving the information, the police force rushed to the court compound. BDS, dog squads and Forensic teams were also pressed into service. The court compound was vacated by the cops to avoid any major incident.
The BDS team then swung into action and diffused the two bombs. The BDS team along with police force then launched a major search operation. Even though the police investigation has begun, it is yet to be ascertained who kept the bombs and when. Recovery of bombs have also activated the intelligence officials, who have also begun investigation.
SSP Varanasi Akash Kulhari told media persons that a hand grenade like bomb has been recovered from the court premises. The bomb was already de-activate Kulhari said. Checking is on, he said and added it is too early to make any conclusive statement on the issue.
Varanasi had been on the radar of several terrorist organisation in the past.
Serial bomb blast took around 28 lives in Varanasi in 2006. This was followed by a bomb blast at Sheetla Ghat adjacent to the famous Dashaswamedh Ghat on the bank of Holy Ganga in Varanasi on December 7, 2010. The blast had resulted in the death of a two-year-old girl and injuries to many others.
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