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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First Published on: October 25, 2016 11:45 am
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    Back.tha
    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.
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      Vasudevan.Venugopalan
      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.
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        Nishist
        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).
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          Ashok Mazumdar
          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:27 am
          ISI or some Home Grown Terror Attack.
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            ramachandramoorthy
            Oct 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm
            What is your opinion?u
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              syed
              Oct 25, 2016 at 11:01 am
              are you saying there is no possibility of RSS involvement in bomb blast? if yes think again, or try google, you will find many examples. I am suggesting RSS or affiliated organization because it has happened near mosque. Right wing were behind all blasts near mosques in the past.
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                syed
                Oct 25, 2016 at 8:04 am
                yes it seems, perhaps RSS affiliated organization,
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                  PARKASH CHANDRA
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 7:42 am
                  I knew it just wanted to check whether there is change of heart from you? Best regards
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                    Karmic wrath
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm
                    So Islamic terrorists don't attack mosques.?! Riiight.. Then the attacks on mosques in stan and Afghanistan were by RSS too?!!..how about you use Google for once instead of asking others to do so.. Oh and I don't support RSS or their cronies but they definitely are not terrorists..
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                      rajni
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm
                      What is your opinion?
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                        rajni
                        Oct 25, 2016 at 4:44 pm
                        rajni write a comment...hilt;br/gt;rajnichavda
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                          Rocky Jones
                          Oct 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm
                          what a moron u vasudevan. u r a cpi goon.islamist radical mc bc.
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                            Rohit
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 9:10 am
                            There is diff between RSS and ISIS, Life, culture and society is evolving from thousands of years , but since your syllabus is only 1400 years old, so pity on you.
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                              sahil
                              Oct 25, 2016 at 8:03 am
                              Ever since the true Martyr Karakare nailed Sadhvi and her gang these blasts had gone down. Now most of the jhandelwalan brigade have been bailed out so these antiminority blasts have restarted.
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                                sai ansh
                                Oct 25, 2016 at 11:45 am
                                Hah..."true martyr"...w time the ATS chief was making false cases against Sadhvi and others, Jehadis were preparing for and launched 26/11 -- which caught Karkare totally by surprise!!
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                                  sai ansh
                                  Oct 25, 2016 at 11:46 am
                                  Only one name of terror from Europe, US, Middle-east and land -- and that is JEHADI terror!
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                                    sai ansh
                                    Oct 25, 2016 at 11:48 am
                                    Yes, just as "Right wing" is behind blasts in mosques in stan, and Iraq, right? Refer to your terror manual.
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                                      APUPADHYAY
                                      Oct 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                                      How do crackers pleaae both Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi? Chinese ecplosives tress ped our. culture.
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                                        pappu
                                        Oct 25, 2016 at 10:20 am
                                        Congress and left including JNU are of the game..
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                                          pappu
                                          Oct 25, 2016 at 10:24 am
                                          Interrogate KK will find the fact..
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                                            Sheik Mohamed
                                            Oct 25, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                                            This incident which happened in Delhi's busiest market once again demonstrate that Delhi Police which comes directly under the control of Center's Home ministry utterly failed to maintain proper law and order situation here with increasing incidents of snatching of chain with women, stalkers who had no fear for law in the city, mercilessly killing women by repeated stabbing with knife, car snatching in outer Delhi Area near Haryana Border, despite having more than eighty four thousand Police Personnel under their disposal, which is much more than the combined strength of other Metropolis in India. Why our Home Minister should not resign moral grounds for this serious lapse or he should not be sacked? Why alliance partners of saffronised party at center M/s.Paswans and Akalies and others failed to utter even a single word about this, when they are crying from roof top that law and order situation have been deteriorated at similar type of slightest incidents which are happening in Non BJP ruled States? Is Delhi is better than other cities/states about prevailing law and order situations here nowadays?
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