New Delhi: Following a request from Delhi
government, Indian Army has deployed a team of its officers
and men to defuse the stockpile of old bombs and ammunitions
stored at Tughlakabad Inland Depot here.
"The operation to defuse these scrap bombs was started
almost a fortnight ago. A team of officers and men from Corps
of Engineers has been deployed for the task. More then 3000
shells and ammunitions are lying there in the depot," army
officials said here.
The shells are first transferred to Tilpat Range,
close to Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh where these are
defused in a controlled environment to ensure safety of
personnel and property, added the officials.
A stockpile of bombs and ammunitions in the Inland
Container Depot (ICD) was discovered a few years ago following
a series of explosions there. Packed in the shipping
container, the explosives were mistakenly transported here by
the scrap dealers, they said.
"We are hoping to complete the task in another
fortnight," added the officials.