TV reporter claims bringing explosives into CWG venue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 23:21
  
Aussie TV reporter claims bringing explosives into CWG venue
Melbourne: An Australian TV channel has
claimed that its crew got past security personnel and entered
the Commonwealth Games village with crude explosives bought in
New Delhi a few days ago, raising questions over safety at the
event venues.


Channel 7 journalist Mike Duffy claimed that he walked
into one of the Games venues with a case of explosive which
could have triggered explosions if fitted with a detonator.
The video footage put up in a website called 3news.co.nz
showed Duffy secretly filming the purchase of the case from
the boot of a car in New Delhi.


The video also showed how Duffy was even given a
demonstration by the vendors.


"If I need to blow up this car, all I need further is a
detonator and explosive," the vendor told Duffy in the video.


Duffy claimed that he was easily able to buy the items,
including ammonium nitrate and explosives used for mining, in
New Delhi, which is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games
from October 3 to 14.

"We found that without too much trouble one can purchase
these explosives and equipment on the streets of New Delhi. At
the mining areas, they sell it almost alongside groceries," he
said in the news footage in the website.


On Sunday, two Taiwanese nationals were injured when two
motor-cycle borne attackers fired at a bus carrying foreign
tourists outside Jama Masjid, raising fresh concerns about
security in the wake of the Delhi Games.



PTI

First Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 23:21


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