Police Hunting for Details About Iranians Arriving in New Delhi Day After Blast Near Israel Embassy


On Friday evening, a low-intensity blast took place just several metres away from the Israeli embassy on the pavement in New Delhi. According to the Delhi Police, nobody was injured in the incident but windscreens of at least three cars were damaged.

The Delhi Police on Saturday asked the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to provide details of all Iranians who have arrived in New Delhi in this month following an explosion near the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital on Friday.

The request comes a day after Israel’s defence establishments suspected Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of being behind the attack.

Prior to the incident, which is being treated by Indian and Israeli officials as a ‘terrorist’ incident, a Tel Aviv directive was issued for increased vigilance at its missions around the world due to fears of a potential Iranian attack following the November assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, whose killing Tehran has blamed on Israel. Tel Aviv hasn’t commented on the accusations.

THe Israeli security establishment is expected to send a team to Delhi to participate in the investigation into the blast currently being carried out by Indian agencies.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have obtained CCTV footage showing a cab dropping off two persons who walk towards the blast site near the Israeli Embassy, where the explosion occurred on Friday evening.

The blast took place on the…

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