New Delhi: At least 9 people have been killed and 45 others injured in an explosion outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday morning, the reports said. The explosion took place outside Gate No. 5 of the Delhi High Court at 10:17am.
The injured have been rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital with some of them allegedly in a critical condition.
National Security Guard (NSG) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams have also arrived at the blast site. NSG Director General Rajen Medhekar said ammonium nitrate has been used in the blast.
Medhekar also said that “Whatever we could gather from the blast investigations is that it is an IED (improvised explosive device) with ammonium nitrate. We are working with the Delhi Police to get details.”
The Delhi Police said Gate No. 5 is one of the busiest areas of the Delhi High Court and have cordoned off the area. Gate no. 5 of the Delhi High Court is where the passes are made for the litigants and the explosion takes place outside the reception.
Police officials said that concerning 100 to 200 people were waiting in queue to get passes for entry into the court complex.
Forensic experts have reached the site and are investigative forensic evidence to find out the nature of the blast. Fire tenders and ambulances have also reached the blast site.