Naya Bazar explosion: One killed, 5 injured, CCTV footage out; Home Ministry seeks report

Delhi Police's anti-terror wing and personnel from its special cell have arrived at the spot.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 8:08 pm
blast1 Delhi Police at the site of the blast in Old Delhi’s Naya Bazar. (Source: Delhi Police)

An explosion in old Delhi’s Naya Bazar area on Tuesday morning left one person dead and at least five others injured. The explosion took place very close to a mosque in Chandni Chowk area, news agency ANI reported. Preliminary probe revealed that the man, killed in the explosion, was carrying a bag containing explosive material. He was reportedly smoking when the blast occurred. The man is believed to be a native of West Bengal and has arrived in Delhi on Monday night.

WATCH VIDEO: Delhi: Dramatic Naya Bazar Explosion CCTV Footage

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is in Bahrain, spoke to Police Commissioner Alok Verma and took stock of the situation. He also sought report from Delhi police on the incident. PTI reported that the commissioner was instructed to arrest those involved in the incident and take all measures to ensure peace in the city.

Rescue efforts were carried out to assist those affected by the blast. Delhi Police’s anti-terror wing and personnel from its special cell along with crime and forensic teams reached the site of the blast to pick up samples. Naya Bazar is a highly congested area, with houses and shops on either side of narrow lanes.

WATCH | 1 Dead, 5 Injured In Low Intensity Explosion In Delhi’s Naya Bazaar Area

CCTV footage of the incident showed a man carrying a bundle of explosive material and walking through a narrow street in Naya Bazar. The man is later seen placing the bundle down thereby setting off the explosion. Smoke fills the street and people can be seen scurrying to safety.

Delhi Police personnel have been maintaining a tight vigil in view of the festive season. This incident has heightened the state of alertness across the national capital region. The area is known for Diwali shoppers looking for firecrackers. Forensic teams and officers from the Special Cell are on the spot and collecting samples. Further details are awaited.

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  1. B
    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    SATAN Sansta is very seriously suspected for the boming. Most BRAHMIN TERRORIST IRGANIZATIONS LIKE Vidya Bharati, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Sanskrit Bharati, Shiksha Bachao Andolan, Vigyan Bharati and Itihas Sankalan Yojana met for close to six hours at Gujarat Bhavan and planned the boming.
    1. V
      Oct 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm
      This area is dominated by Muslims. Col.Purohit and Pragya are still operating from the jail. Or it is a handiwork of BJP's youth TERRORIST ORGANIZATION ABVP.
      1. N
        Oct 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm
        Excellent video. This video should really go VIRAL. All credit goes to Batiinal Toulet Research Organization(formerly called National Technical Research Organization - name was changed after they snooped on their employees in their toilet).
        1. A
          Ashok Mazumdar
          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:27 am
          ISI or some Home Grown Terror Attack.
          1. R
            Oct 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm
            What is your opinion?u
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