A crude bomb that was produced as evidence/exhibit, exploded inside Patna Local Court yesterday, report NDTV. According to the senior SP of Patna, a team of police officers had taken the explosives to be produced as exhibit before the chief judicial magistrate court.
Now, as soon as it was put on the table, an explosion took place apparently due to the impact of heat in the room. In this process, a police officer received wounds in his right hand, however, he was discharged after primary aid at Patna Medical College hospital.
As per the statement of the SHO, "The injured sub-inspector Umakant Rai was posted at Kadam Kuan police station and he had recently confiscated some country-made bombs in his area and the same were brought to the court as per normal investigation process."
Rai had kept bombs in a compartment that he placed before the Assistant Prosecution Officer when it exploded.
As per the report of NDTV, The situation took a dramatic turn when the bomb disposal unit of Patna Police said that they would not be able to defuse the bomb. It was said that a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) would be needed to defuse the bomb safely.
It may be noted that according to the relevant rules, any explosive brought to the court as evidence has to be first defused.