Embassy Blast: Cops Collect Details Of Delhi’s Iranian Visitors


New Delhi: Delhi Police have sought the details of all Iranians settled overseas who came to Delhi in the last month to the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO). This was in connection with Friday’s blast outside the Israel embassy in central Delhi.

Cops are also collecting information of people who stayed at hotels and are quizzing citizens of Iran and other West Asian countries lodged in different parts of the national capital sans a valid visa or with an expired one. Security has also been beefed up at the Israeli envoy’s residence as well as other establishments, reported The Times of India.

Probe into the matter revealed that around 45,000 mobile numbers were active in the area during the blast. A Special Cell team again visited the blast site to collect more evidence. According to the paper’s sources, the letter recovered was a neatly-written one and it indicated full-fledged planning.

“The device was kept in a small dug up area. It was not a very sophisticated device and was assembled using primitive methods. A proper IED device, when it goes off, has a unidirectional impact. However, this one was multi directional,” the source was quoted as saying by the national daily.

A team from NSG also inspected the blast site on Saturday. The cops have also sent a dupatta recovered from the spot on Friday for forensic examination, the paper reported.

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