Delhi: Delhi Police stepped up their efforts to have extradited an
Iranian national the alleged main conspirator in Delhi bombing on Israeli
diplomat's car last month, to India by seeking the Interpol's help and
moving a court for his arrest warrant.
Sources said investigators approaching the CBI to seek the Interpol's
assistance to bring Masood Abbas, currently in the custody of Malaysian
police, to India as he is the head of the module which had triggered an
explosion in Bangkok and believed to have guided the bombers in Delhi.
According to police, Afshar Irani, the alleged bomber who had targeted the
Israeli Embassy car on February 13, was in touch with Abbas. Irani is
currently absconding. Another Iranian Syed Ali had done the recce of
Israel's High Commission.
has been charged under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities
Prevention Act, the Explosives Substances Act and the IPC.
The police claimed it managed to unravel the conspiracy related to the
February 13 car bomb attack on Aurangazeb Road, in which an Israeli
diplomat and three others were injured, after finding out that Abbas was
in touch with Irani.
Sources said technical surveillance and checking of his call records
allegedly pointed to the involvement of an Indian journalist Syed Mohd
Ahmad Kazmi (50) who was arrested on March 6.
Delhi Police had initiated the process of securing an Interpol Red Corner
notice against three other Iranians Afshar Irani, Syed Ali and
Mohammadreza Abolghasemi who are suspected of carrying out the bomb attack
and left India soon after the incident.
- with PTI and agency inputs