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Warrant for Iranian national sent to Malaysia

NEW DELHI: India has sent an arrest warrant for Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, arrested in connection with the botched-up bombing in Bangkok, to Malaysia requesting for his production before court to u

Published: 05th April 2012 06:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:20 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: India has sent an arrest warrant for Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, arrested in connection with the botched-up bombing in Bangkok, to Malaysia requesting for his production before court to unravel the conspiracy behind the attack on an Israeli diplomat's car here on February 13.

Malaysian authorities through diplomatic channels were handed over the warrant with a plea that a proper extradition request would be sent after completion of all legal formalities, official sources said.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav issued the warrant against the Iranian national on March 17 after Special Cell of Delhi Police alleged that he was also involved in the conspiracy of the blast.

The Interpol has also issued a Red Corner Notice against him.

The request cities the in-principle agreement between India and Malaysia to establish a mechanism for cooperation on counter-terrorism.

While both countries have an Extradition Treaty ratified in February 2011, they are in the process of inking a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters.

Malaysian authorities, however, are keen on sending Sedaghatzadeh to Bangkok as an extradition request from Thailand was received first and also the fact that he was a part of the botched-up plan in that country.

It was the phone book of Sedaghatzadeh that led sleuths comprising officials from external and internal security agencies to Indian journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi from where the entire conspiracy behind the February 13 bombing of Israeli diplomat Tal Yeshua started unravelling.

India, however, has requested authorities in Kuala Lumpur to share all information including his interrogation report and other documents seized from him with security agencies in New Delhi, the sources said.

Probe reports already shared by Bangkok included pictures of Sedaghatzadeh and two other bombers -- Saeid Moradi and Mohammad Kharzei (both part of botched up plan in Bangkok) with some women escorts in Pattaya.

According to the investigation report sent by the Malaysian authorities, Sedaghatzadeh was detained upon his arrival at the Kaula Lumpur airport and detained.

According to sources, the spate of attacks planned in New Delhi, Bangkok and Georgia was to take revenge on attacks on Iranian scientists since 2009. Four Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in attacks since 2009.

The modus operandi used in the Delhi bombing in which Yeshua was critically injured was similar to the killing of Iranian scientists.



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