Delhi blast: Special police team visits site, monitors CCTV footage

Chennai: A team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell this morning visited the spot near the Israeli Embassy where an Improvised Explosive Device or IED blast took place, officials said.

Also, CCTV footage of the Israel Embassy blast site has revealed that a cab had dropped two people near the embassy and it is yet to be ascertained whether they have any role in the explosion, according to Delhi Police sources.

The Delhi Police Special Cell has contacted the cab driver and enquired about the two people. Police are drawing out the pictures of the two on the basis of inputs gathered from the cab driver.

The Special Cell is investigating the blast that happened on Friday evening in the heart of the national capital and collecting evidence as part of the investigation, they said.

The Delhi Police said that the improvised explosive device (IED) went off at 5:05 pm and no one was injured and there was no damage to any property.

An envelope addressed to the Israeli Embassy and containing a note was found at the site of the blast, sources had told news agency Press Trust of India on Friday.

They said the envelope was addressed to embassy officials, but did not divulge any further details including contents of the note.

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.


NT Bureau