New Delhi: The Interpol has issued red-corner notices against four Iranians suspected to be behind the attack on a car belonging to the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi on February 13. The Delhi Police had provided the details of the suspects - Houshang Afshar Irani, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, Mohammadreza Abolghasemi and Sadaghatzadeh Masoud - to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which serves as the nodal organisation in the country dealing with Interpol matters.
The details of all the four suspects were forwarded to the Interpol. The Interpol red-corner notice, which is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant, have been issued against Irani, Mahdiansadr, Abolghasemi and Sadaghatzadeh.
Sadaghatzadeh was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia on February 15, a day after blasts in Bangkok.
Irani is accused of placing the stick-on bomb on the embassy car. Arrest warrants against Irani, Mahdiansadr and Abolghasemi have already been issued by the Tis Hazari Court in New Delhi.
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 2012.
Investigators said they tracked Kazmi after the arrest of Masoud, the operational head of the module which carried out the attack in Bangkok in Malaysia. According to police sources, Sedaghatzadeh was in touch with Irani and technical surveillance of Irani led to his alleged links with Kazmi.
Irani, after his visit to Delhi in February, fled to Malaysia before the attack, they said.
(With additional information from PTI)