Delhi Police grope for clue, no help from CCTV

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:04

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday groped for
clues in the terror attack on an Israeli embassy car here and
CCTV footages did not provide much help even as investigators
recovered magnetic pieces from the device used for exploding
the sticky bomb.

Five persons owning red colour motorcycles were detained
but were let off later while another person who was caught
on CCTV in front of Israeli embassy appeared before
investigators.

An assailant riding a motorcycle had stuck a bomb on the
car in which the Israeli embassy employee Tal Yehoshua-Koren
was travelling that exploded injuring her and others on
Aurangezeb Road near the Prime Minister`s official residence.

While City Police Commissioner BK Gupta refused to name
Iran for the attack saying that investigators were yet to
piece together the evidences, sources said a probe was on to
check whether any Iranian living here was used to carry out
the strike.

Gupta said the bomb used in yesterday`s attack was not
bigger than a palmtop or a brick. He, however, said so far
the investigations do not point to the use of RDX.

"The bomb would have exploded in 3-5 seconds after it was
stuck on the vehicle. The motorcyclist then hit a boulevard,
moved to the other lane, apparently took a left turn and
fled," he said adding the bomb could have been exploded using
a mechanical trigger, a remote or a timer.

As another attack was triggered in Bangkok, Gupta said
Indian security agencies were seeking information from
authorities in Georgia, where a bomb was defused, and
Thailand.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:04

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