‘Delhi car bomb: NSG was not approached for probe’

NSG Director General RK Medhekar said, Delhi police did not approached NSG to investigate Israeli embassy car blast.

Badu (WB): Although the National Security
Guards (NSG) were on standby to assist investigations into
last Monday`s explosion in an Israeli Embassy vehicle in
Delhi, it had not been approached by the Delhi police on the

"Investigations into the blast is the responsibility
of the state police. We are there to analyse the data at our
National Bomb Data Centre. We were available, but the state
police did not approach us," NSG Director General RK Medhekar
told newsmen here when asked why the NSG was kept out of the

He said the NSG had trained 12 teams of the Delhi
police in detection and disposal of explosives among other
things "and may be, they can do the work by themselves."

Medhekar, who was speaking after the inauguration of
the NSG`s 24-acre hub here by Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram, said the organisation was in the process of
getting another 34 acre from the West Bengal government at
nearby Rajarhat for setting up additional facilities.

Once the new facility became operational, the strength
of personnel would be increased from the present 241 to 460,
he said, adding that further expansion of facilities could be
planned if more land was made available.

The two facilities would be developed into a `mini
regional hub` to cater to the needs of the eastern and north-
eastern states, he said.

Infrastructure like simulated firing range would be
installed here immediately, while combat-level firing range
would be set up within four months, Medhekar said.