New Delhi, Mar 8: Phase two of the probe into the Pathankot attack appears to be about solving mysteries. While the National Investigating Agency is trying to find out if there were 6 or four terrorists, a new mystery has now emerged.
The NIA has been told by eye witnesses about the presence of another man who was running near the area where the second encounter took place.
When the operation in Pathankot was over, it was said that there were 6 terrorists in all. While four bodies were recovered, the rest are missing which led to the suspicion that they may have been charred. The charred mass has been sent for forensic testing and prima facie the report suggests that there were no human remains.
While the NIA is dealing with this issue, it is also in the midst of solving another mystery. This time it is about a person who is said to have run towards the area where the second encounter was on. The security forces were engaged in a battle for nearly 30 hours after neutralising four terrorists. It was stated that the 30 hour battle went on since there were two more terrorists holed up.
The NIA has not found any evidence as yet to suggest that this person could have run towards the barracks where the two other terrorists were hiding. The area was cordoned off and heavily barricaded and hence it appears tough that this person could have gained entry into the barracks. We are still investigating the case, NIA officials say.