Car bomber reached airport 6 hours before flight

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:10

New Delhi: Houshang Afshar Irani, the alleged
bomber of the Israeli Embassy car, rushed to the Delhi airport
immediately after the terror strike, reaching six hours before
the scheduled departure of his flight and succeeded in evading
the immigration radar.

The investigators of the February 13 terror attack on a
Israeli diplomat here have found that Irani rushed to the
Indira Gandhi International Airport after carrying out the
attack and reached there more than six hours ahead of his
scheduled flight to Malaysia.
"Our probe has found that Irani checked in at the airport
counter at around 4.30 pm, just a little over an hour after
the bomb blast. So, even before the immigration authorities
were alerted, he was through with his travel documents and
could flee India," an official privy to the investigation
said.

The police claimed it managed to unravel the conspiracy
related to the February 13 car bomb attack on Aurangazeb Road,
in which an Israeli diplomat and three others were injured.

Three Iranians, including Irani, were allegedly involved
in the terror attack. An Indian journalist has already been
arrested in connection with the bombing.
The CBI will soon approach Interpol Headquarters to issue
look out notices against the three Iranian nationals.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:10

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