New Delhi: The explosive material used to carry out the blast in a car belonging to the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi could have come through diplomatic channels. Sources have told CNN-IBN that embassy officials and diplomats are exempted from security checks and could have been used to smuggle in the explosives into India to carry out the terror strike.
Three Iranian nationals are suspected to have carried out the bomb attack on the car belonging to an Israeli diplomat's car on February 13 at Aurangazeb Road in New Delhi.
The three Iranians have been identified based on their passport details as Houshang Afshar Irani, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr and Mohammadreza Abolghasemi. Afshar Irani is reportedly the one who placed the bomb in the embassy car. Warrants against all the three have been issued by the Tis Hazari court.
Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta had claimed that the Iranians had allegedly conducted reconnaissance of the Israeli embassy earlier with the help of an Indian journalist Syed Ahemed Kazmi who was arrested on March 6.
The police had claimed that the module, which attacked the Israeli embassy car on February 13 on Aurangazeb road, injuring a mission employee and three others, had recceed the mission office way back in May 2011 before returning to check again in January and February.