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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 06:52 IST

Delhi Police register FIR in Israel Embassy blast case

A blast was reported in close proximity to Israel's embassy on December 26.

Manisha Roy
Probe agencies carrying out investigation near Israel Embassy.
File photo of probe agencies carrying out investigation near the Israel Embassy. | Image:Republic
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against unknown persons at the Tughlaq Road police station in the suspicious blast near the Israel Embassy in the national capital. A blast was reported in close proximity to Israel's embassy on December 26. The blast occurred in the area between the boundary walls of the house on plot number 4 -- Nanda's House -- and the Central Hindi Training Institute on plot number 2A on Prithviraj Road. 

Statements recorded in blast incident

The city police had on December 28 recorded the statements of some people, who claimed to have heard the explosion near the embassy. Suspecting that the explosion was “a possible terror attack”, Israel has also asked its citizens in India to avoid going to crowded places in the country. 

The Delhi Police has prepared a list of people who were seen near the spot just before the low-intensity blast with the help of footage taken from CCTV cameras. With the help of the same, the Police recorded the statement of at least 10 people, including security guards and passersby who claimed to have heard the explosion and also saw some smoke. As part of the investigation, the police have identified people present in the locality through analysing the dump data from mobile phones active near the spot. 

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Soil samples collected from spot

The components of the explosive will be ascertained once the forensic reports come, said the Delhi Police. The samples from the leaves and soil from the spot were collected by forensic experts from the National Security Group (NSG) and Delhi Police on Wednesday. "Their reports are still awaited," said the Police. 

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(With inputs from agencies)

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 07:54 IST

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