According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Shrikrishna Kokate, Indira Nagar police station received a telephone call at around 8.15 pm yesterday saying that a bag was lying "unclaimed" in the area.
Indira Nagar police station in-charge KB Choudhari said the bomb detection squad was summoned soon after getting the information about the unclaimed bag.
"After the call a crime branch squad rushed to the spot, where they found a bag, containing these explosives. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) was pressed into service and on examination of the bag they found 60 gelatin sticks and 17 detonators in it," said Choudhari.
An offence has been registered against an unknown person under section 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) of the IPC, he said.
"Investigation has started to find out who kept the bag with these explosives and the purpose of keeping it," the official added.