Pathankot, Jan 10: The taxi driver Ikagar Singh who was killed by the terrorists who carried out the Pathankot terrorist attack had no idea of what he was walking into.
It may be recalled that Singh was found dead with his throat slit a few hours after the terrorists infiltrated into India from Pakistan.
Investigating officials tell OneIndia that prima facie there is no evidence to suggest that Singh had helped the terrorists. [Timeline of Pathankot terror attack]
He received a call from a Pakistan number late on December 31 2015 and was told that he needed urgently shift a patient to the hospital. He even informed his family members about the same and set out in the night at 9.30 pm.
Singh was unaware he was picking up terrorists:
The suspicion around Singh was because there were at least 8 calls made from his cell phone at an interval of every half an hour to Pakistan.
At first investigators suspected that he may have lied to his family before setting out. Now it has been found that he was fooled by the terrorists.
Moreover, immediately after he picked up the terrorists, he was slain by them. The terrorists then used his cell phone to make the calls to the numbers in Pakistan. The investigators have probed deep into this matter and prima facie found not evidence against him.
The call records of Singh and his movements over the past two years have been verified. He had no contact with any of the drug smugglers who are believed to have helped the terrorists infiltrate.
Moreover, his location and movement details do not suggest that he was near the border areas.