Men who had helped Irani in car bombing quizzed

Probing activities of Iranian national Afshar Irani, Delhi Police have traced 2 people, who had allegedly helped him in procuring female escorts.

New Delhi: Probing the activities of Iranian
national Houshand Afshar Irani charged with bombing an
Israeli diplomat`s car on February 13, Delhi Police have
traced two people, who had allegedly helped him in procuring
female escorts, and interrogated them.

The two people - one from Central Delhi and the other
from Northwest Delhi - were called by sleuths of Special Unit
of Delhi Police and questioned them at length.

The two were released after questioning and officials
associated with the probe said the exercise was to know more
about the activities of Irani against whom India has secured
an Interpol Red Corner notice.

Police are looking for a pimp and two to three call girls
who were allegedly engaged by Irani during his two visits to
the national capital this year and in 2011.

One of the persons quizzed by Delhi Police said
39-year-old Irani had met him near Connaught Place in Central
Delhi after the alleged bomber had obtained his telephone
number from the classified section of a newspaper which
claimed to provide "female escorts", they said.

After that, during his fortnight-long stay each time in
2011 and this year February, Irani had engaged two to three
female escorts, a lead in the probe which had been provided by
the hotel staff in central Delhi. This was further
corroborated by the telephone number used by the alleged

Besides Irani, Delhi Police secured Interpol`s warrant of
arrest against 50-year-old Seyed Ali Mahdiansar, 47-year-old
Mohammareza Abol Ghashemi (both alleged conspirators) and
31-year-old Masoud Sedaghatzadeh (alleged mastermind and at
present in custody in Malaysia).