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NIA seeks locals’ help to track route taken by Pathankot attackers

Unable to find concrete clues about the route taken by terrorists, who launched a deadly strike on the Pathankot airbase, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has turned to locals for help.

punjab Updated: Jan 14, 2016 19:36 IST
Vinay Dhingra
Pathankot airbase, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has turned to locals for help to find concrete clues about the route taken by terrorists.
Pathankot airbase, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has turned to locals for help to find concrete clues about the route taken by terrorists.(Photo: Reuters)

Unable to find concrete clues about the route taken by terrorists, who launched a deadly strike on the Pathankot airbase, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has turned to locals for help.

The federal probe agency has issued a press release, asking locals to give information, if they, on terrorists’ route to it.

The agency, however, said it’s been established that the terrorists came from the Pakistani side and could have taken Janial Bamail and Kolian village route to enter the Narot Jaimal Singh block where they snatched two vehicles and killed Tata Innova driver Ikagar Singh before attacking the Pathankot airbase.

In the release, the agency has given phone numbers — 08427391279, 08427391295 and 01862340913 — where officials could be contacted by people.

The agency has asked locals to hand over any belongings such as bags or footwears of militants found abandoned at any place.

It is being assumed that the militants could have sneaked into the Indian side on December 30-31 and later attacked the airbase in the wee hours of January 2. The NIA particularly interested in information pertaining to these two dates.