A court in Bangladesh trying suspected Islamic militants was thrown into panic when five live bombs were produced as exhibits during the hearing of a case.
The discovery prompted the presiding judge to order a hasty adjournment as the court was evacuated.
A security force officer said that he got the “shock of his life” when he realised that the bombs were live.
Officials blame police for not defusing the devices before coming to court. The police say they were not asked to.