Security Scare At Israel Embassy In Delhi
After an extensive search operation, sources confirmed to have found potential evidentiary exhibits, including a typed letter addressed to the Israeli Ambassador to India.
When questioned about the contents of the letter, officials refrained from providing details.
“A call reporting an explosion near the Israel Embassy in Delhi at around 5:45 p.m. prompted the immediate dispatch of a fire tender,” according to the Delhi Fire Services.
Delhi Police said a call conveyed that a “loud sound was heard from the rear side of the Israel Embassy. Given the sensitivity of the site and the report of a sound resembling an explosion, a dog squad, crime team, and the bomb disposal squad of Delhi Police were sent to the spot from where the alleged explosion sound was reported.”
The Israel Embassy confirmed the incident, asserting that an ‘explosion’ occurred in the proximity of the Embassy building. It also confirmed the safety of all the workers and diplomats present in the Embassy.
Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel to India, Ohad Nakash Kaynar, said in a video statement, “This evening, several minutes after 5 p.m., an explosion occurred in close proximity to the Embassy. All our workers and diplomats are safe. Our security teams are working in full cooperation with the local security forces, and they will investigate the matter.”
An eyewitness claimed to have heard a blast sound and noticed smoke outside the Israel Embassy in Chanakyapuri.
According to the eyewitness, the explosion occurred on an empty plot of land situated in front of the Central Training Hindi Institute and behind the Israel Embassy.
Meanwhile, the police have reinforced security measures around the Chabad House in Paharganj where many Israelis reside.
To recall, in January 2021, an explosion occurred near the Israel Embassy, causing damage to several vehicles.
Earlier in February 2012, a bomb was placed beneath an Israeli Embassy vehicle, resulting in injuries to a diplomat’s wife.