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Hand grenade found in Varanasi district court premises

PTI
Published Apr 23, 2016, 1:59 pm IST
Updated Apr 23, 2016, 1:59 pm IST
The hand grenade was found wrapped in a polythene bag near the family court, says police.
The entire area was vacated and a search operation was being carried out by police and bomb squad personnel. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
 The entire area was vacated and a search operation was being carried out by police and bomb squad personnel. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Varanasi: A hand grenade was found in the Varanasi district court premises on Saturday, triggering panic in the area.

The hand grenade was found wrapped in a polythene bag near the family court around 9.40 am, Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Kulhari said.

 

The entire area was vacated and a search operation was being carried out by police and bomb squad personnel.

The hand grenade has been defused, he said. Searches were also being carried out near ghats along the Ganga river and other religious sites in the area, the police officer said.

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