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Govt ropes in NIA to probe into Israel embassy blast after Iran link

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The Union home ministry on Tuesday roped in National Investigation Agency (NIA) after Israel embassy blast case in Delhi got international upshot. The investigating agency will reportedly look into the Iran angle.

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“The NIA has been roped in as case has international ramifications. The case file and evidence collected so far by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell including the explosive sample, CCTV footage and the ‘threat letter’ recovered from the blast site will be handed over to the central agency,” said an officer, on the condition of anonymity.

Though, the investigation is still under process, but there are plenty of evidences that suggest the involvement of Tehran in the blast, said the counter-terrorism officials in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had assured his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu of punishing the perpetrators who planted the low-intensity bomb near the Israeli Embassy on January 29.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the two leaders talked on phone, where PM Modi told Netanyahu that India gives high importance to the safety and security of Israeli diplomats and embassy.

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On January 29, a low-intensity IED bomb went off near the Israel embassy in Delhi, which had shattered the windows of several parked cars in the vicinity of the embassy on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road. However, no injuries were reported in the incident.


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