Karachi: High explosive hand grenade recovered
KARACHI: A Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused a powerful hand grenade planted in a tin-container in Block 2 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar early Friday.
Police officials said the hand grenade was delivered to the bungalow of Dr Zain–ul-Ebad, a scientist at the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) laboratory. They said a man posing himself as a member of a private courier service had delivered it to Ebad’s father on Thursday afternoon.
Police officials further said that Ebad was at the laboratory at that time. His father delivered him the container at night. Later, Dr Ebad put it outside the bungalow following suspicion and later informed police.
Police officials reached the site and cordoned off whole locality. They also informed the BDS experts, who defused it. Police officials said the name mentioned on the parcel was of Hazoor Bux and it was sent from Sanghar, interior Sindh.
They said after the initial investigation, it was found that the address and name was fake. They said Dr Ebad recorded a statement that he had no enmity with anyone. “I don’t know about Hazoor Bux and no relatives of mine is living in Sanghar,” he said.
BDS officials said that the hand grenade was Russian made and it carried 500 gram of high explosives and if the bomb had exploded, three more houses of their neighbours had been damaged.
Police investigators remained clueless about the motive behind the incident. Inquiry officer Abbasi said that the police had registered an FIR (523/11) under Anti-terrorism Act and initiated further investigation into it.