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Car blast: Police yet to make a breakthrough

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 22:40

New Delhi: Overnight raids and intensive
search for the motorcyclist who carried out the terror strike
on an Israeli embassy vehicle have yielded almost nothing
even as Delhi Police received calls from neighbouring states
about seizure of abandoned motorcycles resembling the one used
in the attack.

Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta said investigations
were still in the initial stages though it was gathering pace
despite three days passing off after the incident on Monday
afternoon near Prime Minister`s residence.

"Investigations are in the initial stage. It is gathering
pace," Gupta told reporters.
Police conducted overnight raids in the capital but it
did not yield anything.

Sources said Delhi Police had received calls from UP and
Haryana that they have recovered some abandoned red colour
motorcycles in areas near Delhi. The attacker had used a red
colour two-wheeler to stick the bomb.

Investigators were also scanning the telephone calls made
to Iran, Pakistan and middle-eastern countries around the time
of the attack on Israeli diplomat`s car here on Monday besides
going through the records to examine the telephone calls made
from New Delhi area in the past few days.

However, the sources said, they have not got anything to
link these calls with the attack.

Police questioned several people during the raids in the
past four days but is yet to make a breakthrough in the

Israel has accused Iran of orchestrating the attack on
their mission staff here and in Bangkok and Georgia.
Police has also sought the help of FRRO in collecting
details of people from Iran, Jordan and Lebanon residing in

Sources said they were also looking into the possibility
of a foreign terrorist organisation hiring a local terror
module to carry out the attack.

Police is also collecting data about similar attacks that
have taken place in the last ten years across the world.
Sources said Israeli officials in their meetings with
Delhi Police have pointed fingers at Iran but have not shared
any specific input.


First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 22:40

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