Kazmi, Iranians named suspects; delhi police team to visit Tehran
Delhi Police yesterday filed a chargesheet in a city court accusing journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi of conspiring with foreigners for the February 13 Israeli embassy car blast.
The chargesheet also named Iranian nationals Houshang Afshar Irani, Masod Sedaghatzadeh, Syed Ali Mehdi Sadr and Mohammed Reza Abolghasemi as suspects.
Kazmi has been charged under various provisions of the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), and the penal provision for attempt to murder, among others.
In the chargesheet, filed before chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav, police also charged Kazmi under the provisions of The Explosive Substances Act.
Meanwhile, Home Minister P Chidambaram said that a team would soon go to Iran to question some suspects as part of the probe. A fresh date has been fixed for the Delhi Police team’s visit to Tehran, said Chidambaram.
“Iranian government had agreed to allow Indian authorities to question some suspects who are believed to be in Iran but there was some inconvenience with the dates,” he said.
Asked whether Iranian Republican Guards were allegedly involved in the bombing, Chidambaram said the police team should be allowed to complete its work.
Tal Yehoshua Koren (42), wife of Israeli defence attache Colonel Yossi Refaelov, suffered multiple injuries when a motorcycle rider attached a magnetic explosive device to her car in central Delhi and sped away. Kazmi was arrested on March 6 for his alleged involvement in the blast.