India to get access to accused Iranians

New Delhi: India is in touch with Iran to get access to three Iranians wanted in connection with the bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat here last month.

"We are in touch with the government of Iran and with the Embassy of Iran in India in order to be able to access certain persons for questioning. The Ministry of External Affairs is handling the matter. I can`t say anything more than that," Home Minister P Chidambaram said at a press conference here.

Investigators looking into the February 13 terror attack case have claimed that four Iranians and an Indian journalist, Syed Ahmed Kazmi, were allegedly part of the conspiracy to attack the Israeli embassy car. They had claimed that the module, which carried out the attack on Aurangazeb road, had recced the mission way back in May last year before returning to check again in January and February this year.

Following a request of CBI, the Interpol has already issued look-out notices against the Iranians – Houshang Afshar Irani, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, Mohammadreza Abolghasemi and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh.

Irani, Mahdiansadr and Abolghasemi are believed to be in Iran while Sedaghatzadeh is in the custody of Malaysian authorities following his arrest there. Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua and an Indian driver of the embassy vehicle were among four people injured in the February 13 blast after a magnetic bomb stuck to the vehicle went off.