Pathankot attack: NIA seeks details of 4 JeM terrorists from Pakistan

Updated - November 17, 2021 10:51 am IST

Published - March 02, 2016 05:17 pm IST - New Delhi

Security forces stand guard outside the Pathankot airbase. File photo

Security forces stand guard outside the Pathankot airbase. File photo

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the terror strike on Pathankot airbase in January, has sent Letters Rogatory to Pakistan seeking details of four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, who had carried out the attack.

Ahead of the visit of Pakistani Special Investigating Team (SIT), the NIA sent the Letters Rogatory, a legal document sent through the special court, asking details about the phone numbers dialled by the four terrorists ahead of carrying out the strike at the airbase on the intervening night of January 1 and 2.

In a related development, it appears that no terrorists were present at the airmen billet. The National Security Guards had spent 48 hours clearing the area.

While the NIA is officially tight-lipped on the issue, sources privy to the development said that no human remains or ammunition have been found from the airmen billet, which has been extensively searched by sleuths of NIA and central intelligence agencies.

Meanwhile, the NIA, in its Letters Rogatory, has sought details about telephone numbers dialled by the terrorists before launching an attack on the airbase.

The numbers are believed to be in the names of people connected with JeM, including Mullah Dadullah and Kashif Jaan. The numbers shared belong to the Pakistani telecom operators like Mobilink, Warid and Telenor.

The NIA has also sought details and picture of sons of Khayam Baber, whose son was part of the suicide squad that carried out the attack.

Kashif Jaan had accompanied the terrorists till the border and returned to supervise the operations, the sources said.

The bodies of four terrorists have been preserved. Out of the four, two of them have been identified as Nasir and Salim.

The NIA has also given details including the batch number of food packets used by the terrorists after infiltrating into India on December 30.

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