According to information provided by sources in Delhi Police, Special Cell of Delhi Police is questioning some Iranians living in Delhi in connection with the blast. Those foreign nationals who are being questioned include those whose visas have expired.
A team of National Security Guard has been deployed near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi to investigate the explosives used in the blast. On Saturday, the team reached the spot and investigated. Simultaneously, the Crime Branch and Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) of the Delhi Police investigated the Red Fort area in connection with the 26 January violence case.
Police are investigating the envelopes and burnt pink color scarf recovered from the Israel Embassy where the explosion took place. The police have also done 3D mapping in the case. The FSL team has also gathered many evidences today by chance. Police are questioning two Iranian nationals in custody. Sources claim that two suspects were seen coming from the cab before the bombings. The Special Cell team asked FRRO for the data of civilians coming and going from Iran during the past one month; The team of Special Cell, NIA and NSG reached the spot and investigated. Security has been beefed up in the capital Delhi after the blasts near the Israeli embassy in Delhi yesterday. Vehicles are being intensively investigated.
Israeli Ambassador Ron Malka said in a statement today that, while the investigation is on, all evidence is being collected from the scene. The officials of India and Israel are getting full support. Right now we think this is a terrorist attack, which was targeted by the Israeli Embassy. Malaka further said, when this attack happened yesterday, we celebrated the 29th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel. So it may not be just a coincidence. All options are being investigated. We are confident that the Indian authorities will take whatever steps are necessary to protect the representatives of Israel in India and find those who are responsible for it.
An organization named Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed responsibility for the blast at the Israeli embassy in the capital last evening. Security agencies are investigating the claims of this organization. However, no firm information has yet been received about what kind of organization it is and with whom its wires are connected. Security agencies are also investigating whether it is a sleeper cell.
The sources of the team probing the blast near Israel Embassy have received information that the Special Cell of Delhi Police has received a CCTV footage showing two persons coming out of a cab. They are seen going towards the place near the Israeli embassy where the explosion took place yesterday. The cab driver has been approached and scatches are being made.
A team of Special Cell of Delhi Police has reached the blast site near the Israeli Embassy. Here he is doing investigation at the blast site and gathering the necessary evidence. Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar immediately spoke to Israel’s foreign minister Gabi Ashkenji regarding the blast and assured them of tight security. National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval also spoke to his Israeli NSA and informed them about the incident. The Israeli embassy has said that there will be no loss of any kind. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also inquired about the incident from IB and Delhi Police Commissioner.
Till late night, officers of Delhi Police Bomb squad, Special Cell, National Investigation Agency and other agencies were investigating on the spot. The bomb squad conducted a search operation in the entire area due to the possibility of another bomb. A heavy police force was deployed closing the APJ Abdul Kalam Road.
The forensic team has collected samples to obtain information about the explosives used in the blast. Footage of CCTV cameras installed at the scene is being investigated. According to sources, CCTV footage shows a person throwing a packet in a vase kept on the roadside from a moving car. Car owner information is being collected. Sources also expressed the possibility of using the IED in the blast.
Additional Public Relations Officer of Delhi Police, Anil Mittal said that after the blast, a person came out of the Israeli embassy and took a video of the scene along with photographs. After this, information was given to the police and fire department at around 5.11 am. Three fire tenders reached the spot. Mittal said that the blast was of very low intensity. No one was injured in this. Only three cars have broken glass. According to the initial investigation, some mischievous element has done this explosion with the intention of provoking sensation.
Issuing high alert after the blast, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has increased the security of all important and sensitive places in the capital, including airports, nuclear institutions and central government buildings. Apart from this, other places in the country are also important places.