Pathankot, Feb 8: There is a mystery that the National Investigation Agency will have to unravel where the investigations into the Pathankot attack is concerned.
What has left the NIA confused in the probe is that the weapons from the second encounter have not yet been recovered. Moreover, there is no sign of the clothes of the terrorists who were involved in the second encounter.
The investigations that are being conducted would suggest that the the recovery of weapons took place from the first encounter site. That means investigators have managed to recover four assault rifles and three pistols from the four terrorists who were involved in the first half of the encounter.
There has been no recovery from the second encounter which according to the security forces had lasted over 24 hours.
There are questions that are being raised by the investigators in the wake of this. What happened to the clothing of the two other terrorists. During the recovery bed sheets had been found, but the military clothing was missing. This question would be answered by the forensic report.
There could be a possibility of the entire clothing being burnt during the encounter. The ashes have been sent for forensic examination. The NIA would have to wait for the report to solve this mystery.
Further the NIA will also look to recover the weapons from the second encounter site. If the NIA is unable to solve this mystery, then it would appear that there were four and not six terrorists.