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Police hunting for biker in Israel embassy car blast case

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 13, 2012 18:52 hrs
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New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police will investigate the blast in an Israeli embassy car that left four people, including an Israeli woman, injured on Monday, said Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta, adding that a hunt was on for the biker who allegedly attached the explosive.

"Police are on the hunt for the biker, wearing a brown jacket and driving a red-coloured bike, who attached a magnetic device to the rear side of the Israeli embassy car when it was standing at the Aurangzeb Road red light," said Gupta.

There was only one person on the bike, he said.

The 42-year-old wife of the defence attache in the embassy, her driver Manoj Sharma and two other people, Arun Sharma and Manjeet Singh, were injured in the incident that took place at 3.18 p.m.

According to hospital authorities, the Israeli woman's name is Tal Yehoshua Koren.

Giving the sequence of the incident, Gupta said: "The woman was going to American Embassy School to pick up her children. According to an eyewitness, a biker stuck some kind of magnetic device to the car. After the motorcycle crossed, there was a blast and the vehicle caught fire."

"The Israeli woman is being treated at Primus hospital. Her condition is stable and she is conscious while the other three have suffered minor injuries," he said.

Gupta said a team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) is examining the car to ascertain the nature of explosive used.




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