New Delhi, Feb 6: A suspicious object was found inside the Red Fort on Monday that set alarm bells ringing. However, upon inspection it was found that the object was an unused explosive material.
The maintainance staff at the Red Fort contacted the local police after detecting the explosives following which NSG bomb disposal teams were rushed to the spot. Officials said that the explosives appeared to be old army ammunition and was being inspected.
Meanwhile, the area around the Red Fort has been cordoned off and officials have been deployed to prevent any untoward incident from taking place. Police officials have asked the people not to panic. Apart from this unused explosives and mortar shells were also found inside the fort.
This comes after there was an alert issued that terrorists may target the Red Fort during the Republic Day celebrations.