Blast near Israel embassy: NIA announces reward of Rs 10 lakh each for lead on 2 suspects

Minor explosion coincided with anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Israel

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 15

The anti-terror federal probe agency NIA on Tuesday released CCTV footage of two men suspected to be involved in a blast near the Israel Embassy in Delhi in January this year and announced reward money to those, who would provide any lead about them.

Placing reward money of Rs 10 lakh to a person proving information leading to the arrest of each of the suspects, the NIA in an official statement said, “It is seeking help to identify and arrest the two individuals seen to be roaming near the spot on the day of the attack.”

“NIA_India is seeking information to help identify two (02) suspected individuals (as seen in CCTV Footage) in connection with NIA Case RC-02/2021/NIA/DLI (Explosion near Israeli Embassy, New Delhi). Any information in this regard leading to identification and arrest of the suspected individuals will be rewarded with cash of Rs. 10,00,000  (Rupees Ten Lakhs) on each,” the statement read, adding: “If you see someone you recognise submit tip at email ID - do.nia@gov.in, info.nia@gov.in, phone - 011-24368800, mob – 9654447345.”

According to the Delhi police, the low-intensity improvised device went off around 5 pm near 5, APJ Abdul Kalam Road adjoining Jindal House. No injury to any person and nor any damage to property was witnessed except window panes of three vehicles parked nearby.

The minor explosion coincided with the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Israel on January 29, 1992.

Immediately after the explosion, the police checked the CCTV cameras in the vicinity to ascertain the sequence of events, officials said, adding that forensic experts of Delhi Police were at the spot to lift the samples of the explosive.

Unfortunately for agencies, there was no eyewitness who saw anyone placing the IED near the pavement.

Later the government of India termed it a terrorist act and handed over the probe to NIA due to implications of its relation with a friendly nation.

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