Timely intervention of four policemen prevented seventh blastSeptember 14th, 2008 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) There could have been a seventh blast in Delhi Saturday evening had four policemen not exhibited exemplary presence of mind and courage by timely detection of a live bomb in crowded Connaught Place.Assistant sub-inspector Mahendra Singh, head constable P.N. Subhash and constables Suresh Kumar and Praveen Sharma swung into action to search the downtown business hub of the national capital within three minutes of the blasts in the Central Park in the Connaught Place.
“We were on duty at the Regal Cinema Hall when the blast took place at the Central Park. Immediately we searched the dustbins near the hall and recovered a red ticking bomb,” Sharma told IANS.
“Without thinking of the consequence, Suresh immediately broke the black and green wires of the bomb and threw it away. We immediately put sand bags on the bomb,” Sharma said.
The presence of mind of the four is commendable seeing that the area around the Regal theatre is one of the busiest in Connaught Place and one deadly blast was averted.
National Security Guards (NSG) and the bomb disposal squad reached the spot nearly 30 minutes after the incident and put a blanket over the explosives and deactivated the bomb completely.
“Whatever training we got at the police academy came handy at the time of defusing the bomb,” said Sharma, who hails from Agra in Uttar Pradesh.
Two live bombs were diffused near Regal Cinema hall.