New Delhi: Four students arrested from Ladakh in connection with the January blast near the Israeli Embassy in the capital Delhi have been sent to 10-day police custody by a magistrate’s court. These students were arrested from Kargil and brought to Delhi on transit remand, officials said.
In fact, on January 29 this year, an IED explosion of very low intensity took place near the Embassy of Israel in Lutyens’ Delhi. However, there was no casualty in the blast. Some cars were damaged in the blast, which took place about 150 meters from the Israeli embassy on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road. According to the police, the students arrested in this connection have been identified as Nazir Hussain (26), Zulfikar Ali Wazir (25), Ayaz Hussain (28) and Muzammil Hussain (25). All the students are residents of Thang village in Kargil district of Ladakh.
A senior police official said, “The four students were produced in a magistrate’s court on Thursday, from where they were remanded to 10-day police custody.” He told that these students had come to Delhi in November last year and were preparing for various competitive examinations. He told that all four were present in Delhi on the day of the blast and their mobile phones were found switched off.
The special branch of Delhi Police was earlier investigating this matter. After this, the Union Home Ministry handed over the investigation of this case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on February 2. Recently, the NIA had released CCTV footage of two suspects in the blast case near the Israeli embassy. In the CCTV footage, a man was seen carrying a file in his hand and another with a bag. The NIA had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh each for anyone who identified the two men who appeared on the CCTV camera.
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