An abandoned mortar shell was found in a park at Vasant Kunj (North) in south Delhi this morning, creating sensation in the area with police cordoning off the area and calling National Security Guard (NSG) for defusing it.
The locals spotted the mortar shell lying in the park of Kishan Garh locality in Vasant Kunj area. They informed the police who reached there and cordoned off the entire area.
“A PCR call was received around 8.30 AM regarding the finding of the mortar shell in the park Machli Wala, Samadhi Van village, Kishan Garh, in Vasant Kunj(N). The entire area has been cordoned off and evacuated as a precautionary measure,” said a senior police officer.
The NSG has been requested to send a team for carrying out necessary drill to diffuse the shell, he said.
The police added that the old and corroded shell has been covered with a “bomb blanket” to avert any accidental blast.