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NIA’s painstaking Pulwama probe nearly reaches lifeless finish

SRINAGAR: The probe into final 12 months’s Pulwama terror strike that left 40 CRPF personnel lifeless has just about reached a lifeless finish with 5 individuals, who have been both conspirators or executers of the ghastly assault, being eradicated by safety forces in varied encounters. Nonetheless, the case threw distinctive challenges for the NIA, the anti-terror probe company shaped within the aftermath of the Mumbai terror strikes in 2008, because it there is no such thing as a stable details about the perpetrators or the mastermind behind the assault.

“It was a blind case for us. There have been lot of murmurs however every part must be established past doubt within the court docket of legislation,” a senior official, who’s a part of the probe, mentioned right here.

The primary problem was to determine the proprietor of the automobile utilized by suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar. There was nothing out there from the car which carried a cocktail of explosives like Ammonium Nitrate, Nitro Glycerine and RDX, the official mentioned.

However with the assistance of forensic strategies and painstaking investigations, the serial variety of the automobile that was blown into items past recognition was extracted and inside no time the possession of the car was established — from the primary to the final proprietor.

Nonetheless, the final proprietor of the automobile, Sajjad Bhat of Bijbehara in Anantnag district, had disappeared hours earlier than the February 14 assault and joined Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit. He was subsequently killed in an encounter in June final 12 months.

“Whereas it was clear that the suicide attacker was Adil Ahmed Dar however the identical needed to be established with proof. After choosing up human stays from varied spots, it was despatched for DNA profiling.

“The suicide attacker was recognized and confirmed by matching the DNA extracted from the meagre automobile fragments with that of the DNA of his father,” the official, who requested anonymity, mentioned.

The position of different conspirators which included Mudasir Ahmed Khan, Qari Mufti Yasser and Kamran got here to gentle however all of them have been killed in several encounters with safety forces.

Khan was killed on March 10, Kamran on March 29, Sajjad Bhat on June 18 of final 12 months whereas Qari yasser was shot in an encounter on January 25, this 12 months.

After JeM spokesperson Mohd Hassan in a video claimed that his group was answerable for the assault, it was despatched for forensic examination and the Web Protocol deal with was traced to a pc based mostly in Pakistan.

The official mentioned that through the investigation, the NIA stumbled upon one other case of over floor staff of Jaish-e-Mohammed which was subsequently busted.

“Eight folks have been listed in a cost sheet on this case up to now,” the official mentioned.


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