Low-intensity explosion inside Rohini courtroom, injures constable

According to the fire department, they received a call at around 10.40 am that a blast took place inside the Rohini court.

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NEW-DELHI: A low-intensity explosion took place inside courtroom number 102 in Rohini district court on Thursday morning, resulting in minor injuries to a constable. The impact of the explosion also led to a small portion of the courtroom floor caving in. All the proceedings in the court have been suspended.

DCP (Rohini district) Pranav Tayal told: “We have called the FSL experts to ascertain the exact cause of the explosion.”

According to the fire department, they received a call at around 10.40 am that a blast took place inside the Rohini court. “We have immediately sent seven fire tenders to the spot and at around 11.10 am, our rescue team informed us that one man got injured,” the official said.

Delhi Police Spokesperson, Chinmoy Biswal said, “An incident of minor low-intensity explosion in a laptop bag has occurred at Rohini court complex at around 1030 am. The spot has been cordoned. Forensic and NSG teams are inspecting and examining it.”

The Delhi Police said the blast took place inside courtroom 102 of metropolitan magistrate where they address traffic-related cases. “There was something inside a laptop bag and it exploded inside the court. The impact was so high leading to a small portion of the floor caving in,” a senior police officer said.

The injured court staff has been identified as Constable Rajiv Kumar, posted with Sultanpuri police station. He was taken to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital for treatment.

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