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‘ I did not see the man on the bike’

A day after a bomb went off in Israeli Embassy car injuring four,including an Embassy official,family of Manjeet Singh,one of the injured,is still in a state of shock.

A day after a bomb went off in Israeli Embassy car injuring four,including an Embassy official,family of Manjeet Singh (75),one of the injured,is still in a state of shock. Watching the live footage of the incident on television at their home in Hari Nagar in West Delhi,Singh’s son Jagjeet was oblivious to the fact that his father was one of the victims of the attack.

Speaking to Newsline,Jagjeet said,“I was at home when I got a call from one of my friends who told me about the blast. I switched on the TV and saw the footage of the car in flames. What I did not know then was that my father was one of the injured. He had gone to court with his client and never in my wildest of dreams,did I think that he will get caught in something like this.”

Manjeet,who works as a consultant,Excise and Customs,was on his way to his office from the Supreme Court along with his client Arun Sharma when the incident happened. Recalling the incident,he said,“Our car had stopped at the red light and the Innova (Embassy car) was right in front of my client’s red Indica. “I was busy discussing the case with Sharma when we heard a loud thud. Before we could figure what it was,the Innova was on fire. The windscreen of car shattered in the impact and the splinters injured my face. We immediately got down and saw a woman lying on the road. Later,the police came and took her to the hospital. I had covered my face with a handkerchief as it was bleeding,” said Manjeet.

“I did not see any motorcyclist in a brown jacket. My car was just about two metres behind the Innova as it was a red light and I did not see any bike in the area. After the blast,I had covered my bleeding face with a handkerchief. I saw many two-wheelers speeding away in the aftermath of the blast. But I cannot say I saw the motorcyclist as other eye witness claimed,” he said.

Manjeet later informed his son about the accident around 7 pm from the hospital. “I did not want to trouble my family,” he said. “After witnessing such an incident I will definitely get sleepless nights but I am thankful to God that my life was saved.”