India Journalist Accused in Israeli Bombing Gets Bail

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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India's top court has granted bail to a journalist arrested in an attack on the car of an Israeli diplomat earlier this year.

The Supreme Court on Friday also ordered Syed Mohammad Kazmi to surrender his passport to the court.

Kazmi worked for an Iranian news agency. He is the only person arrested in connection with the February bomb attack in New Delhi. The Israeli diplomat's wife, the car's driver and two people were wounded in the blast, which took place in one the Indian capital's most secure districts near the prime minister's residence.

Kazmi's lawyer has said his client is not an “international terrorist” and that he is innocent.

The blast took place on February 13, the same day as an attempted bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat in Georgia. That bomb was safely defused.

Israel has linked Iran to the two incidents, as well as attempted attacks on Israeli targets in Thailand, Azerbaijan and elsewhere. Iran has denied involvement.

Iran has blamed Israel for carrying out a series of attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists.