With Israel embassy officers treating it as a suspected terror assault, Delhi Police determined handy over the probe to its anti-terror unit. Mossad is aiding Indian companies within the investigation. An FIR beneath Explosives Act has been registered.
An envelope with “Israeli ambassador” written on it was discovered on the spot. Though a forensic report is awaited on the sort of explosive used within the blast, an anti-terror squad officer informed TOI that there have been causes to consider that ammonium nitrate was used. The CCTV footage across the spot and adjoining areas is being scanned.
Preliminary investigations steered that the bomb might need been wrapped in a plastic/polythene and thrown in the direction of the footpath from a transferring automobile, most likely a motorbike. The bomb fell on the grass and exploded, resulting in chaos and panic.
Sleuths of the Delhi Police Special Cell and intelligence companies, accompanied by bomb disposal and sniffer canine squads, rushed to the spot and cordoned off the realm. The police stated the bomb might have been a crude Improvise Explosive Device.
Immigration and airport officers have been alerted to keep watch over all worldwide passengers scheduled to fly out within the subsequent 48-72 hours.
“The suspects may have carried out a recce. So we are scanning CCTV footage of the last couple of days. All nearby hotels are being checked,” a senior officer stated.
A blast had taken place on February 13, 2012 when the spouse of an Israeli diplomat was focused on Aurangzeb Road by a bike-borne man. The bomber had taken a flight in a foreign country the identical night time. Israel had blamed Iran for the assault and probe by Indian companies had additionally discovered the function of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. A Delhi-based journalist was arrested on costs of being part of the conspiracy.