New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to probe the minor blast that took place near the Israeli Embassy in the national capital on Friday. Yesterday, teams from the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) of the NSG and Delhi Police’s Special Cell had visited the spot for post-blast analysis.Also Read - Israel Embassy Blast Case: NIA Releases Video Seeking 2 Suspects, Announces Reward of Rs 10 Lakh Each
The officials have found an energy drink can and suspect that the perpetrators might have used that to carry out the blast. Speaking to CNN-News, sources said that the can could have been used to hide the circuit board device that was also found at the spot, and was “possibly attached to a timer”. Also Read - NIA Takes Over Probe Into Israel Embassy Blast in Delhi
Besides, an envelope addressed to the Israeli Embassy and containing a note was also found at the site of the blast. “We have recovered some CCTV footage but have not obtained anything concrete yet as most of the CCTV cameras in the area near the embassy are non-functional,” PTI quoted an official source as saying. Also Read - Days After Israel Embassy Blast in Delhi, Netanyahu Speaks to PM Modi, Takes Stock of Security Situation
IED Planted in a Flower Pot: IED was planted in a flower pot on the median near Jindal House on A P J Abdul Kalam road outside the Israeli embassy, official sources said
Burnt Scarf: A half-burnt pink scarf has been recovered from the spot, which has seen for forensic examination.
Ball bearings: Official sources said that ball bearings seized from the spot were found scattered on the ground and the impact of the explosion was felt within a radius of 20-25 metres.
Jaish-Ul-Hind Claims Responsibility For Attack
Terror outfit Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed responsibility for the blast. A screenshot of Telegram application is circulating where the terror outfit can be seen taking pride over the attack, however, its authenticity could not be confirmed. Police said that they are examining it to ascertain its authenticity.
Blast Near Israel Embassy
The minor blast took place on Friday evening in a high-security zone of the national capital. No one was injured.
The blast took place when President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present a few kilometres away at the Beating Retreat ceremony at the culmination of the Republic Day celebrations.
The explosion took place on a day when India and Israel marked the completion of the 29th anniversary of establishment of their diplomatic relations.