Pathankot terrorist attack update: Body tissues of terrorists preserved, weapons seized Â
New Delhi: As Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assures Indian leadership about his governmentâ€™ sincerity to pursue the lead provided by India, security agencies are trying to collect as much evidence about the attackers as possible.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held another round of talk earlier today with Pakistani Army officials and security establishment in his nation. He has said that they will follow all the leads provided by the government in New Delhi.
In the meantime agencies have seized all the arms and ammunition used by the terrorists in the Pathankot airbase attack. These include AK series rifles, pistols, grenades and assorted ammunition. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the Pathankot air base terrorist attack, has preserved body tissues of the slain terrorists for DNA sampling. The post-mortem examination of the bodies was conducted at Pathankot civil hospital on Wednesday and the body tissues of the killed terrorists were preserved for DNA sampling, said an official statement issued here.
A statement issued by Indian home ministry said “During investigations, DNA samples have been collected from the vehicles used by the terrorists and the same are being sent for forensic examination. Footprints suspected to be of the terrorists have been lifted by forensic experts from Bamihal village in the border area and from within the air force station and have been sent to Central Forensic Science Lab (CFSL) for examinationâ€. All the arms and ammunition used by the terrorists in the Pathankot airbase attack have been seized. These include AK series rifles, pistols, grenades and assorted ammunition.
Reports suggest that there were other objects too. Other articles, including food articles and medicines, found on the bodies of the terrorists and from the crime scene and suspected to belong to the terrorists have also been seized. Meanwhile, Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh has been summoned to NIA headquarters on Monday for questioning as part of the investigation into the Pathankot air base terrorist attack. He was allegedly abducted while riding a personal vehicle, hijacked and later used by the terrorists on the night of December 31, 2015.
Reports suggest that as many as four NIA teams are camping in districts of Punjab to verify the facts and examine witnesses in cooperation with Punjab Police. The Pathankot air base came under terrorist attack in the early hours of January 2. India lost seven security personnel while all six terrorists were killed.