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Mossad Sleuths Check Damaged Innova Car In Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 15: A nine-member Israeli security team comprising Mossad agents today checked the badly damaged Israeli Embassy's Innova Car at the office of Delhi Police Crime Cell, and also another car which bore

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 15, 2012 23:40 IST ]
mossad sleuths check damaged innova car in delhi
mossad sleuths check damaged innova car in delhi

New Delhi, Feb 15: A nine-member Israeli security team comprising Mossad agents today checked the badly damaged Israeli Embassy's Innova Car at the office of Delhi Police Crime Cell, and also another car which bore the brunt of the impact, police said.


Meanwhile, Delhi Police probe into the blast has hit a dead end with no clue whatsoever about the assailant.

Police is yet to make any headway in Monday's bomb attack near the Prime Minister's residence even as it intensified search for the attacker and a red motorcycle used by him.

Mossad Sleuths Check Damaged Innova Car In Delhi

A red coloured motorcycle was found abandoned near Lado Sarai, South Delhi, but the link is yet to be established. 

Meanwhile, Iranian Ambassador to India Mehdi Nabizadeh said his country would neither accept nor deny Israeli allegation that Tehran was behind the attack on its diplomat here and hoped that New Delhi will investigate the case and clarify the real position.

PTI adds; Sources said 250 to 300 grams of explosives were used in the bomb that targeted the car.

They said Delhi Police is coordinating with Israeli investigators through the country's Embassy here and have launched a hunt for the red bike which the attacker used. 

Mossad Sleuths Check Damaged Innova Car In Delhi

Sources said they were also looking into the attack on an Iranian nuclear scientist on January 12 in Tehran in which he was attacked in a similar fashion.

In both cases, a motorcyclist stuck a bomb on the vehicle they were using, sources said.

CCTV footages scanned so far have not provided any help in tracking down the vehicle and the person riding it. 

Investigators yesterday recovered magnetic pieces from the device used for exploding the bomb and were awaiting the report of the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL).  Police have also started the process of collecting details of Iranians living in the capital.

Mossad Sleuths Check Damaged Innova Car In Delhi

Five persons owning red coloured motorcycles were detained yesterday but were let off later while another person who was caught on CCTV in front of Israeli embassy appeared before investigators but turned out to a courier. 

Meanwhile, the  NSG has alerted all its commando squads guarding VVIPs and will soon bring out new security drills following Monday's attack.

“We have already alerted our people (guarding VVIPs) that this is what has most likely happened and immediate action we have taken...but this is not enough. We have to really study it (the February 13 incident here) and make a standard operating procedure so that everybody acts in a uniform way (during such an attack),” NSG Director General R K Medhekar said in Manesar.

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