intelligence agencies have “considerable evidence” of Iran’s
involvement in this month’s car-bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s
wife but are not releasing the information to avoid angering Tehran, a top
Israeli official has claimed.
The official told the Haaretz daily
that the agencies had located the motorcycle used in the attack,
identified who purchased it and knew how and when the attacker had arrived
in India. Tal Yehoshua Koren, wife of the Israeli defence attache in
Delhi, was seriously injured in the February 13 explosion.
Delhi police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat denied the bike had been traced.
“We have not been able to trace the biker who stuck the magnetic bomb on
the Israeli embassy car or the motorcycle he was riding. We can’t
comment on reports by newspapers in Israel.”
official said the Indian sleuths were “close to fully solving the case
but are not saying so publicly”. “The Indians received a great deal of
assistance from the US and Israel and did a lot of work themselves,” he
The Indian agencies have decided to term the incident “a
case under investigation”, which has lowered the pressure for the
release of the details, the official said. The Israeli ambassador in New
Delhi, Alon Ushpiz, said he was “not aware” of the details in the
paper’s report but expressed “full confidence” in the Indian
agencies. “We have no doubt justice will be done.”
-The Telegraph, Calcutta