New Delhi, May The Delhi Police on Sunday categorically said it does not have any information of a possible terror attack at the Israeli Embassy here.
“There is no any information with Delhi Police on Israeli Embassy in New Delhi of a possible terror attack,” DCP New Delhi Amrutha Guguloth told UNI.
The statement of the police comes in the wake of a report by the London-based Iran International, which was quoted by The Times of Israel, security measures have been tightened in areas surrounding the embassy in the national capital and the nearby streets have been outfitted with surveillance cameras and subject to increased security patrols.
Iran International, described the security alerts as “serious” and cited an unnamed Israeli source who said the embassy in New Delhi has become one of several “likely targets” for Iran-affiliated militias.
It quoted the source as saying police and counter-terror forces recently conducted a security drill to prepare for a possible attack where streets around the diplomatic mission were blocked, and gunfire and explosions could be heard.
The news comes a week after the same news outlet reported that Israel’s Mossad spy agency foiled a recent Iranian attempt to assassinate an Israeli diplomat working at the consulate in Istanbul.
Iran International said in addition to the Israeli worker at the consulate, an American general stationed in Germany and a journalist in France were also targeted in the plot.
Last year, a blast outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi damaged cars but caused no injuries, in an attack India has said was carried out by the Quds Force branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.