28/01/2017 1:12 PM IST | Updated 28/01/2017 1:33 PM IST

Abandoned Mortal Shell Found In South Delhi, Police Evacuate And Cordon Off Area

The National Security Guard (NSG) has been asked to step in.

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NEW DELHI -- A mortar shell was found lying abandoned on Saturday in a village of Kishan Garh near Vasant Kunj here on Saturday, following which the National Security Guard (NSG) has been asked to step in.

The entire area has been cordoned off and evacuated as a precautionary measure as per procedure.

The NSG has been requested to send a team to carry out the necessary drill to examine, transport or diffuse the object.

Meanwhile, as an interim measure, the shell which seems old and corroded has been secured by a "bomb blanket" sourced from the District Bomb Disposal Squad.

More details to follow.

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