Guwahati: A low-intensity explosion took place near the Israel Embassy in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi on Friday evening and three vehicles were damaged in it. Reportedly, Delhi police said that the blast took place near the pavement and that the windscreens of three cars nearby have been damaged. However, no injuries have been reported so far. The entire area has been cordoned-off ad heavy deployment of police forces has been made. A team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has also been rushed to beef up the security around the Israeli embassy.
The blast at the embassy in New Delhi comes on a day when India and Israel celebrate 29 years of India-Israel diplomatic relations.
According to police sources, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was placed inside a flower pot on the road divider and is suspected to be the cause of the blast. It appears that, it was thrown from a moving vehicle.
Several senior officials of the Intelligence Bureau, including officers of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, Crime Branch, have arrived at the scene to investigate the blast. A team of national Investigation Agency (NIA) has also reached to start a probe on the matter.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet expressed concern over the matter. He wrote: “Concerned by the news of a blast near Israeli Embassy in Delhi. Agencies are determining the nature and cause of the blast. Thankfully, no loss of life reported yet. Any attempt to disturb the peace of Delhi shud be firmly dealt with.”