Israeli Car Attack: NSG Not Allowed To Gather Data From Spot [View all]
Published: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012, 17:13 IST
Place: Gurgaon | Agency: PTI
In a surprise departure from norms, investigators of the NSG post-blast study team were not allowed to gather vital data of the terror-struck and burnt Israeli embassy SUV citing "diplomatic reasons".
NSG's National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) is the central nodal agency for monitoring, recording and analysing all bombing incidents in the country and it acts as the vital repository of all domain knowledge in this regard.
"Let me clarify, we were not involved in the analysis of this particular incident (sticking of magnetic bomb in an Israeli embassy vehicle). Having said that, I can only make a educated guess like you that it is an explosive device," NSG DG RK Medhekar told reporters on the sidelines of a conference here when asked about the analysis of his blast study team in the February 13 terror incident.
The National Security Guard chief, however, did not elaborate on the reasons but senior officials of the elite force said they were asked not to visit the spot near the Prime Minister's residence due to some "diplomatic reasons".