New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Monday rejected Israel’s contention that Iran was behind the attack on its embassy car on February 14 after Delhi Police handed over its status report pertaining to the ongoing probe.

The Home Ministry officials termed an Israeli newspaper’s claim that Iran was involved in the attack as mere ‘propaganda’ against Iran.

“Delhi Police is yet to arrive at any breakthrough in the case. It hasn’t recovered the motorcycle used in the blast,” Home Ministry official said.

Earlier an Israeli newspaper claimed Iran’s hand in the blast. Newspaper also claimed ‘India and Iran share good ties which is the reason why India is reluctant to name Iran behind the attack.’

The reportage prompted Home Secretary RK Singh to ask for the status report of the probe from the Delhi Police.

According to the sources, Delhi Police commissioner BK Gupta apprised the Home Ministry that the Police is yet to find a major lead in the case.

Two motorcycle borne youths on February 13 tailed the Israeli Embassy vehicle on Aurangzeb Road in the high security zone, not far from Prime Minister's residence, and allegedly placed "something" in the rear of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal.
Minutes later, there was an explosion and the Toyota Innova bearing number 109-CD-35 went into flames.
Three persons including Administrative Attache of the Embassy received injuries in the incident at 3.15 PM near a petrol station, located 500 metres from the 7-Race Course Road official residence of the Prime Minister.