The Delhi Police Sunday lined the blast web site close to the Israeli Embassy right here with a white-coloured tent to forestall the spot from being tampered with because the adjoining highway opened for site visitors.
The APJ Abdul Kalam Road, which was closed for practically two days after the IED blast on Friday, has been opened for normal site visitors now.
Police additionally confronted some challenges in gathering video footage as most CCTV cameras within the space weren’t useful on the time of incident, sources mentioned.
They mentioned the fabric used within the bomb can be recognized after the report of the forensic science laboratory.
An envelope addressed to the Israeli Embassy and containing a notice was discovered on the web site of the blast, sources had mentioned. A case has been registered and the Delhi Police’s Special Cell is investigating the matter.
The letter written in English talked about the names of Gen Qassem Soleimani, the pinnacle of Iran’s elite Quds Force who was killed in a US air strike in January 2020, and Iran’s prime nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizad, who performed an important position within the nation’s nuclear programme and was assassinated close to Tehran in November the identical 12 months, they mentioned.
According to sources, police have questioned some individuals together with just a few Iranian nationals and a cab driver who dropped two individuals close to the blast web site simply earlier than the explosion.
The particulars of foreigners who got here to Delhi just lately are being examined.
Teams from the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) of the NSG and Delhi Police’s Special Cell visited the spot for post-blast evaluation on Saturday. A senior officer mentioned NBDC’s findings can be shared with the police group investigating the case.
Investigating companies are checking Internet Protocol Detail Record (IPDR) of the realm to examine whether or not the suspected individuals used web to speak as a substitute of normal mobile name. They are additionally checking CCTV footage of the close by inns.
The dump knowledge of cellular calls, which had been energetic hours earlier than and after the blast, are additionally being examined.
The companies are gathering knowledge from the cab companies of the individuals who had been dropped within the close by space of the spot simply earlier than the incident occurred.
Initial investigations revealed that the IED was planted in a flower pot on the median close to Jindal House on A P J Abdul Kalam highway outdoors the Israeli embassy. A burnt scarf has been recovered from the spot, which has despatched for forensic examination, official sources mentioned, including that a screenshot of Telegram utility is circulating the place the Jaish-Ul-Hind is allegedly taking the accountability of the assault, nonetheless, its authenticity couldn’t be confirmed.
The minor blast came about on Friday night in a high-security zone of the nationwide capital. No one was injured.
The blast came about when President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been current just a few kilometres away on the Beating Retreat ceremony on the end result of the Republic Day celebrations.
The explosion came about on a day when India and Israel marked the completion of the 29th anniversary of firm of their diplomatic relations.