Police to monitor CCTV footage

To gather clues about chemicals used in the bomb that exploded in an Israeli embassy vehicle on Monday and the man behind the blast, the Delhi Police is collecting all closed circuit television footage captured by the cameras installed along the route taken by the vehicle.

Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta said: “We have asked for past seven days footage from the establishments, including Canadian Embassy, falling on the route taken by the Israel embassy car from Khan Market area to the blast spot.” On the basis of the footage, over five people were detained on Monday. They were let off after questioning.

The police chief also said the attacker had done proper recce of the area and was well aware of the movements of the diplomat’s wife who was injured in the attack. “It seems that she was the prime target,” said Gutpa.

Gupta said they are relying on account of eyewitness Gopal Krishnan. “A biker reached near the car and placed the sticky bomb on right rear side of the car, and then hit a boulvard, moved to the other lane, apparently took a left turn and fled. In the meantime, the explosion took place,” said Krishnan in his statement to the police.

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