The Naya Bazar area is in Chandni Chowk of the capital, which houses a major market. The explosion occurred at around 10.40 am, a police officer said.

Reports suggest that explosive materials used in the making of firecrackers have been found at the site of the explosion.

"Prima facie it looks like a firecracker explosion in a jute bag," said Virendra Chahal, Joint CP of Northern Range.

Forensic teams and officers from the Special Cell are on the spot and collecting samples. Delhi Police personnel have been maintaining a tight vigil in view of the festive season.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Terror wing has also reached the spot and investigating the entire matter.

The victim has not been identified yet. Window panes of the surrounding buildings were damaged due to the impact of the blast.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma over the death of a person in an explosion in Naya Bazar area.

The home minister, who is in Bahrain, telephoned the Delhi Police Commissioner to take stock of the situation in the national capital.

Verma briefed him about the incident and the steps taken in this regard, official sources said.

The home minister instructed the Delhi Police Commissioner to arrest those involved in the incident and take all possible measures to ensure peace in the city.