- Claims were made by Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist militant group, terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind
- They are still probing whether the group is responsible, Delhi police officials have said
- A bag full of explosives was recovered from Ghazipur flower market around 10.30 am on Friday
The claims of Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist militant group and terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind regarding the Ghazipur Mandi bomb scare was referred to as 'bogus' by the Delhi Police on Monday. Senior officials from the special cell, the Delhi Police's Anti-Terror Squad, said they are still probing whether the group is responsible for the terror attack attempt.
It was on Friday, that a bag full of explosives was recovered from Ghazipur flower market around 10.30 am, after which the entire market was vacated and the IED defused by the National Security Guard (NSG).
On Monday, NSG confirmed that it was a mixture of RDX and ammonia nitrate attached to a sophisticated device to cause the explosion.
The Delhi Police which had registered a case under the explosive act to probe the incident, however, said they are yet to zero down on any terror outfit responsible for the attempt.
"During social media monitoring, we have come across a letter with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind claiming responsibility for the attempted attack. This group is relatively a newer outfit. We haven't found any authentic source to the note so far," said a senior police officer.
The letter doing rounds on social media also mentioned that it was due to some technical error that the device did not explode. But it does not mean that the same will happen even the next time, it said.
Police have said it could be an attempt to mislead the probe.
(With inputs from ANI)