Pathankot, Jan 4: New leads in the investigations into the Pathankot terrorist strike suggests that four terrorists entered the air force station using the car that they had stolen from a police officer while two others had reached there in advance.
The NIA which is probing the case has learnt that one of the inmates of the car who was with the Superintendent of Police have overheard that terrorists speaking about a plan to carry out a major strike.
Investigations now show that four terrorists used the stolen vehicle to enter the air force station while two others had reached there in advance.
Investigations also suggest that the two terrorists had reached earlier and engaged the security forces while the other four gained entry into the air force station.
It appears as though the two terrorists were providing cover fire for their team members so that they could gain access to the air force station.
The NIA will probe the case in three angles. While one case would relate to the attack itself the other two would be regarding the killing of the taxi driver by the terrorists and the subsequent abduction of the SP.
The NIA would look to gather details on the entry route of the terrorists from Pakistan to India and also see if there were any locals who assisted them.