Arab Today, arab today journalist held over new delhi bomb attack
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:32
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Journalist held over New Delhi bomb attack

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Journalist held over New Delhi bomb attack

New Delhi - Arabstoday

An Indian journalist has been arrested in connection with last month\'s bombing of an Israeli diplomatic vehicle in New Delhi, authorities said today. It is the first apparent breakthrough over the attack which Israel has accused Iran of orchestrating. Though Indian authorities have not implicated Iran in the bombing, any leads which point in that direction could complicate India\'s delicate efforts to ward off growing Western pressure and maintain its strong economic ties with Tehran. Energy-starved India remains a large market for Iranian oil, and those purchases could blunt the effect of intensified sanctions being imposed by the United States and European Union to force Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions. Police arrested Syed Mohammed Kazmi after investigations showed he had been in touch with a suspect they believe may have attached a magnetic bomb to an Israeli diplomat\'s car, police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said. Police said they searched Kazmi\'s house over the past two days to gather evidence which might link him to the February 13 attack, which injured the diplomat\'s wife, her driver and two other people in a nearby car. Police did not say what evidence they found. Kazmi, 50, was being questioned and was scheduled to appear in court today before being handed over to officials of the investigating agencies for further questioning, Mr Bhagat said. It was not immediately clear which news organisations Kazmi has worked for. The New Delhi blast came on the same day a bomb was discovered on an Israeli diplomat\'s car in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The following day, three Iranians accidentally blew up their house in Thailand, and Israeli authorities said the similarity between their explosives and the two earlier bombs linked Iran to all three incidents. Indian officials have refused to assign blame while the investigation continues. Israel has accused Iran of waging a covert campaign of state terrorism and has threatened military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. If Kazmi\'s arrest and interrogation leads to evidence of Iran\'s involvement - either directly or through its proxies - in the New Delhi attack, the fallout could put India in a diplomatic quandary. Iran is one of India\'s major suppliers of oil, accounting for 12% of its energy needs. So far, India has fended off criticism over its growing economic ties with Iran by saying it does not heed unilateral sanctions, such as those being imposed by the US and EU. \"We have accepted sanctions that are made by the United Nations,\" Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai told reporters in Washington at a recent press briefing. \"Other sanctions do not apply to us.\" Western sanctions have made it harder for Indian companies to pay for Iranian oil, with international banks unwilling to handle transactions from Tehran without breaching the new American sanctions on Iran\'s financial earnings from oil. Last month, India and Iran agreed to an arrangement for 45% of the 11 billion dollars in annual oil payments to be made in Indian rupees, with the rest to be paid in a barter system.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today journalist held over new delhi bomb attack Arab Today, arab today journalist held over new delhi bomb attack

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Russia, Iran ink economic deals

GMT 08:03 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Russia, Iran ink economic deals
Arab Today, arab today Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 07:00 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Media host gives priority to problems of people
View News in Arabic - Media: صحافة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 08:39 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China

GMT 09:16 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 11:10 2017 Monday ,27 March

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 11:55 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Need ‘gymspiration?’ The top fun fitness bloggers

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 05:17 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday