Pathankot attack: 8 calls from taxi driver's phone to Pakistan under probe

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New Delhi, Jan 6: The call records are crucial to the investigations being conducted into the Pathankot terror attack.

While the calls that the terrorists made from the phone of the Superintendent of Police, there are around 8 calls that were made from the phone of the slain taxi driver as well.

Pathankot terror attack

It may be recalled that a taxi driver Ikagar Singh was found dead near the Katloh bridge over the river Ravi.

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While it was detected early by the investigators that the first call that Singh received from Pakistan was on December 31 2014, it was also found that there were around 8 calls that were made from his mobile to Pakistan.

Each of these calls from Singh's mobile were made at a gap of half an hour each. It is a part of the investigation and we are ascertaining these details, an officer part of the probe said.

Calls under scrutiny:

The calls made from Singh's mobile phone will be extremely crucial to the investigation. As per the initial account that was given by the family members of Singh, he had rushed out in the night after he received a call.

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He had told his family members that he was rushing out as there was a medical emergency and he had to rush a person to the hospital.

However the preliminary probe conducted suggests that the medical emergency version is not right. He had rushed out in the night and investigators suspect that he had picked up the terrorists who had infiltrated into India from Pakistan.

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It is not clear whether Singh knew who he was picking up and this is again a subject matter of investigation, the NIA says.

There are two questions that the NIA seeks answers for. First and foremost why did Singh tell his family that he was rushing out to attend a medical emergency. Secondly the NIA also seeks to know why were so many calls made from Singh's phone to a Pakistan number.

The NIA says that they are checking these call records and also add that the verification of his call details in the past two years do not show any calls made to Pakistan. This was the first instance the NIA says.

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