Blast near Israel embassy: Police register FIR against ‘unknown’ persons

Days after a low-intensity blast took place near the Israeli embassy here, Delhi Police have registered an FIR against “unknown” persons, officials said on Saturday.

The FIR was registered on Friday night under Section 3 (punishment for causing an explosion likely to endanger life or property) of the Explosive Substances Act and Section 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code at Tughlak Road police station based on a complaint lodged by a police officer, an official said.

The blast occurred on Tuesday evening in the area between the boundary walls of a house on plot number 4 — Nanda’s House — and the Central Hindi Training Institute on plot number 2A on Prithviraj Road. The area has bushes, plants and trees and no CCTV camera.

It is behind the Israeli embassy on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road, running parallel to Prithviraj Road.

No one was injured in the blast. Police had found an “abusive” letter addressed to the Israeli ambassador near the blast site.

According to sources, the one-page letter written in English is suspected to be related to an organisation called Sir Allah Resistance and mentions words like “Zionists”, “Palestine” and “Gaza”.

On Friday, police told PTI that they were planning to register an FIR as they had found “crucial evidence” pointing to a conspiracy to threaten the Israeli envoy.

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