- A letter in an envelope addressed to Israel Embassy ambassador was found at the spot that described the explosion as a ‘trailer’.
- Following the blast incident, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled his two-day Kolkata visit on 30th January, ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls.
The low-intensity bomb was reportedly planted in a flower pot on the road divider, police said. The sources revealed that a letter in an envelope addressed “to Israel Embassy ambassador” was found at the spot. The letter contains a threat, and describes the explosion as a “trailer” while referring to 2 “Iranian martyrs”, Qasem Soleimani and Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
The envelope was found 12 yards away from the blast site and police are currently tracing its fingerprints and examining its contents. The sources believe it to be a part of some “bigger conspiracy”.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police sources reveal the recovered CCTV footage of the Israel Embassy blast site has revealed that a cab dropped 2 unidentified people near the embassy before the blast. Police are yet to ascertain whether they have anything to do with the explosion.
The Delhi Police Special Cell had reportedly contacted the cab driver and enquired about the 2 individuals. Currently, police are drawing out pictures of the two from the inputs provided by the cab driver.
Reports suggest the blast was done using ammonium nitrate instead of RDX, otherwise, the impact would have been higher. “The forensic team has got evidence of the usage of ammonium nitrate for the blast which caused a small trench at the site,” the sources said.
Following the blast incident, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled his two-day Kolkata visit on 30th January, ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls. No official announcement was provided, but reports suggest that Shah is expected to hold a meeting regarding the blast.
The explosion took place on Friday evening near Vijay Chowk where the Beating Retreat ceremony was held under the presence of VVIPs like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.
With Special Cell investigating the incident, security has been increased in the surrounding areas. Central Industrial Security Force revealed that an alert has been issued at all airports and government buildings with enhanced security measures. The Mumbai police and Uttar Pradesh is also on high alert following the blast.