Delhi Police Finds Letter For Israel Envoy After "Blast" Near Embassy

The Delhi Police received a call about a "blast" being heard near the Israeli embassy this evening.

Delhi Police Finds Letter For Israel Envoy After "Blast" Near Embassy

The Delhi Police received a call about a "blast" being heard near the Israeli embassy this evening.

A team of the Delhi Police along with the dog squad, crime team, and the bomb disposal squad reached the spot. Soon, experts from the forensic laboratory also reached the spot.

At an empty plot of land, just a few metres away from the embassy, the police found a letter addressed to the Israeli Ambassador.

They also found a flag wrapped with the letter. The letter has been seized by the police

The teams, after a thorough search of the area, collected exhibits as evidence and sent them for forensic examination, the police said.

Israel's deputy envoy Ohad Nakash Kaynar, in a video statement, said, "This evening, several minutes after 5 pm, an explosion occurred in close proximity with the embassy. All our workers are safe. Our diplomats are safe. Our security teams are working in full cooperation with the local Delhi security."

The police have increased security at the Chabad House in central Delhi's Paharganj area. A security cordon has been created around the Jewish community center. The cops are monitoring the area through CCTV cameras.