NEW DELHI: The Interpol has issued red-corner notices on Friday against four Iranians suspected to be behind the attack on a car belonging to the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi on February 13.
The Delhi police had provided the details of the suspects - Houshang Afshar Irani, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, Mohammadreza Abolghasemi and Sadaghatzadeh Masoud - to the CBI, which serves as the nodal organisation in the country dealing with Interpol matters. The details of all the four suspects were forwarded to the Interpol. The Interpol red-corner notice, which is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant, have been issued against Irani, Mahdiansadr, Abolghasemi and Sadaghatzadeh. Sadaghatzadeh was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia on February 15.
Interpol’s Secretary General Ronald K Noble in his statement said India’s request for the RCN would make it extremely difficult for the suspects to travel internationally in an attempt to evade capture. He said the Interpol was uniquely placed to ensure that vital police information and support were made available to the global law enforcement community when and where it was needed. The accused detail profiles had been transmitted to 190 member countries of the Interpol.
According to the Delhi police, the three Iranians had visited India several times in the last one year to prepare modalities to carryout the attack. All three were also involved in carrying actual attack on the Israeli’s diplomat’s wife Tal Yehoshua Koren with help of an Indian journalist Syed Mohd Ahmad Kazmi (50), who was arrested on March 6.
Police claimed that they were able to nail down Kazmi on the basis of technical evidences, which includes mobile call details, emails, bank accounts etc. He allegedly was in constant touch with Irani, who in turn was seeking direction from head of their terror module, Sedaghatzadeh. During investigation, it was found that all the three Iranian accused have first visited India in May last year to recee the Israeli’s embassy located at Aurangazeb Road in Delhi.