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Parcel explodes at Ahmednagar courier office; 3 injured

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Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Mar 21 : Three people were injured when a parcel meant for delivery to the chief of a Pune-based NGO exploded in a private courier company's office here, police said today.

The incident took place last night and police are ascertaining the exact cause and nature of the blast, an official said.

The blast occurred around 10 pm when the staff at the private courier company's office in the Maliwada area was handling the parcel, Kotwali police station's inspector Abhay Parmar said.

Three staffers of the courier company were injured in the blast and were admitted to a hospital, he said.

The parcel was meant for Sanjay Nahar, president of Pune-based NGO 'Sarhad', which works in the border areas of the country, a police source said.

"The police informed me that the parcel was meant for me," Nahar said.

He said that a police team was expected to meet him to find out if he suspected anyone's involvement in the incident.

According to a website dedicated to Nahar, Sarhad was founded as a social, cultural and educational organisation that works for the welfare of the people of the strife-torn border regions.

Starting with Punjab in the 1980s, the organisation evolved into Sarhad in the 1990s when it began its work in Jammu and Kashmir, it said.

The NGO also runs a college in Pune which provides education to more than 150 Kashmiri students.

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