New Delhi, Dec 9: The foot prints of the terrorists who staged the Pathankot terror attack have been collected from the Bamihal village and the air force station and sent for forensic examination.
If the samples match then the National Investigation Agency will be able to clearly ascertain that the terrorists slipped into India through the Bamihal village. It may be recalled that there was denial by the Border Security Force that the terrorists may have slipped in through the Bamihal village.
The NIA which has formed four teams is camping in Pathankot. A team in Delhi is also part of the probe and will question the Gurdaspur, Superintendent of Police, Salwinder Singh on Monday, January 11th. He has been summoned to Delhi by the NIA for questioning.
DNA samples preserved:
NIA officials tell OneIndia that post mortem examinations of the bodies of the terrorists killed have been conducted at Pathankot Civil hospital on January 7th. Body tissues of the terrorists have been preserved for DNA sampling.
During investigations DNA samples have been collected from the vehicles used by the terrorists and the same are being sent for forensic examination. Footprints suspected to be of the terrorists, have been lifted by forensic experts from Bamihal village in the border area and from within the Air force station and have been sent to CFSL for examination.
All the arms and ammunitions used by the terrorists in the attack have been seized. These include AK series rifles, pistols, grenades and assorted ammunition. Other articles found on the bodies of the terrorists and from the crime scene and suspected to belong to the terrorists have been seized.
These include food articles and medicines carried by the terrorists. Search of the Air force station campus is being conducted to recover any trace evidence left behind by the terrorists.