CFSL report on Israeli envoy car bomb awaited

The investigators had recently arrested a journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi, who was working part-time for Iranian news agency.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police may have made some headway in cracking the conspiracy of planting explosive material on Israeli diplomat`s car, but the investigators are still awaiting CFSL report on the material used in detonating
the bomb on February 13.

Several reminders have been sent to the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) but yeilded no results so far as there is a one-liner reply to the communication that the scientists were still working on it, Delhi Police sources
said.

The sources said whereas the pointers of the explosion indicated that nitroglycerin might have been used in the blast, there was no corroboration from the Ballistics and Explosive Division of the CFSL.

The investigators had recently arrested a journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi, who was working part-time for Iranian news agency and other Persian newspapers, for allegedly being a part of conspiracy of bombing the Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua`s car. She was critically injured in the attack.

The National Bomb Data Centre, which comes after the elite NSG, was kept away from collection of samples at the blast site by the Delhi Police despite being the central nodal agency for monitoring, recording and analysing all bombing
incidents in the country and act as the vital repository of all domain knowledge in this regard.

The NBDC charter mandates the NSG to send its post blast study teams to all places where a blast has occurred in the country and collect samples from the spot.

Director General of NSG RK Medhekar had told reporters after the blast that "probably it was thought that the Delhi Police and forensic teams which went to the spot were enough for the job but it was surprising for us."

Meanwhile, unfazed by the absence of the CFSL report, the Delhi Police assisted by central security agencies were hopeful of winding up the investigations soon as raids were being carried out in other parts of the country to pick up the other conspirators in the case.

Though kin of Kazmi claimed him to be innocent, the Delhi Police had alleged in the court that February 13 bombing in the heart of the Capital was a case of "international terrorism" and Kazmi had allegedly helped the bomber conduct
reconnaissance of the Israeli embassy.

Yehoshua and her Indian driver was among four people injured in the blast.

PTI

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