A minor IED blast near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on Friday has sent security forces across the country on high alert. The blast, which happened in the VIP zone of Delhi, has been termed an “act of terror”.
Post the blast, a team of investigators from Israel is on its way to India to investigate the matter and assist Indian agencies in the probe. Also, Home Minister, Amit Shah, has cancelled his planned visit to West Bengal owing to the seriousness of the issue.
Investigators, as per the reports, have recovered broken pieces of a cold drink bottle and ball bearings from the blast site. Initial investigation suspect that a bottle was stuffed with the explosive material and ball bearings that caused the explosions. No one was injured in the attack.
The police also recovered the CCTV footage from the spot which showed two men being dropped by a cab who then walk towards the Israel embassy. The cab driver, who had dropped the men, was tracked and is now helping the police make sketches of them.
Moreover, during the investigation, a letter was also recovered from the blast site. The letter mentions the explosion as a “trailer” and hints at chances of more such blast in the near future.
It further also mentions the names of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani and Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who were assassinated last year most probably by the USA. Qasem Soleimani was killed near Baghdad International Airport in a drone airstrike ordered by then US President Donald Trump on January 3.
Ambassador of Israel to India Ron Malka says, “We’re working with Indian authorities to find the perpetrators and the motive behind this attack. The incident happened on the 29th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries.”