Police record statement of Israeli diplomat

New Delhi: Delhi Police today recorded the statement of the Israeli diplomat who was injured in the car attack while Israeli officials reconstructed Monday`s incident for clues.

Investigators remained in the dark about the perpetrators of the attack on the embassy car near the Prime Minister`s residence. India has so far refrained from pointing fingers at Iran, whom Israel is accusing of carrying out attacks in Delhi, Thailand and Georgia.

As Tal Yehoshua-Koren was discharged from hospital, Delhi Police`s Special Cell recorded her statement. Senior police officials, however, refused to divulge the details.

Earlier in her preliminary statement, sources said, the diplomat had said she had not seen the motorcycle-borne attacker, who stuck the bomb on her vehicle at Aurangzeb Road and sped away.

Meanwhile, Israeli officials reconstructed the event with the help of Delhi Police personnel at the site to understand how the attack was carried out. The incident was reconstructed by Delhi Police`s Special Cell a day after the incident.

Sources yesterday said while C-4 explosive material was used in the failed Bangkok plan, there was so far no trace of such explosive having been used in February 13 case.

The sources said Malaysian and Thai authorities had been approached through diplomatic channels and Interpol to provide the interrogation reports of the arrested accused.

According to the sources, none of the three Iranians arrested in Bangkok and Kaula Lumpur had ever visited India as immigration records showed no entry of their passports, as provided by the two authorities.