Israel embassy blast in Delhi: Israeli spy agency may involve in investigation
Police cordoned off an area at a street after an explosion near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on FridayImage source: Sajjad HUSSAIN/AFP

Israel embassy blast in Delhi: Israeli spy agency may involve in investigation

Israeli missions have been on alert around the globe in the wake of the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist in November 2019.

New Delhi: Israel will send a team of its spy agency in a probe into the blast that took out at its Embassy in New Delhi on Friday, Sputnik reported quoting sources.

Investigations by security agencies in India into blast outside are still not definite but the needle of notion is heading towards Iran with local involvement.

On Saturday, Delhi police during the probe of the blast has asked for details of all Iranians, including Iranians settled overseas, who have come to Delhi during past one month through the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO). Also, the details of those who resided in hotels are being gathered.

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A source from Delhi police told ANI, "FRRO officials have been asked to give details of all Iranians or Iranians settled overseas who have come to Delhi. Past one month's details have been sought.” According multiple sources, Israel is planning to send its officials to investigate the case further to Delhi.

Israeli missions have been on alert around the globe in the wake of the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist in November 2019. Tehran had blamed Israel and also promised revenge.

The bomb that went off at embassy on Friday appeared to have been planted in a flower pot on the road divider, according to the police. A letter in an envelope addressed “to Israel Embassy ambassador” was also found while it also described the explosion as a “trailer”, according to the sources said. It also refers to two “Iranian martyrs”, Qasem Soleimani and Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the sources added.

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On the other side, an unidentified organisation named ‘Jaish-Ul-Hind’ claimed responsibility for the blast outside Israel embassy. An image from Telegram app has gone viral in which ‘Jaish-Ul-Hind’ claims behind the blast. The Special Branch of Delhi Police is currently investigating the claim and is yet to check the reality of ‘Jaish-Ul-Hind' as well as its suspected role in the blast.

Delhi Police has recovered leftovers of a battery from the site, which hints at a timer device may have been used for the minor explosion at the high-security area of Delhi. Also, a team of National Security Guard (NSG) was also brought-in to examine the explosives.

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