Vital clues about Nagrota attackers may have been lost

It is not clear how the terrorists reached the camp. The question is whether they came by foot or were dropped off by a local mole is something that investigators are trying to ascertain.

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Nagrota, Dec 1 Vital information about the movement of terrorists who attacked the army camp in Nagrota may have been lost largely because of the absence of CCTV footage. The CCTV cameras at the toll plaza in Jammu and Kashmir were off a couple of weeks back because no toll was being collected after the decision on demonetisation was made.

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In the absence of toll being collected, the authorities did not find the need to have the CCTV cameras on and hence 16 of them had been switched off. These cameras which were installed 4 kilometres away from the army camp could have provided vital information about the movement of terrorists.

It is not clear how the terrorists reached the camp. The question is whether they came by foot or were dropped off by a local mole is something that investigators are trying to ascertain.

The investigators are also looking at the role of a local mole. Going by the manner in which the attack took place, it is clear that the terrorists had precise information about the camp.

The manner in which they managed to scale the perimeter of the wall from the back also shows that they even had information about high or low the security was. Their movement within the camp when they carried out the attack is also a clear indication they were fed with ample information about the camp.

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