RAJOURI: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director Common of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Friday stated that the April 21 assault in Bhata Durian space of Poonch by which 5 troopers had been killed was carried out with lively native assist and terrorists had used steel-coated armour-piercing bullets and IEDs to focus on military automobile to inflict most injury.
He stated intense search to trace the pure hide-outs utilized by terrorists is being launched and preliminary investigations counsel that 9 to 12 overseas militants could also be lively in Rajouri-Poonch space, who might have infiltrated not too long ago.
Speaking to reporters after taking inventory of the continuing search operations in Darhal space of Rajouri district, DGP Singh stated that the Poonch assault was carried out with lively assist of locals. “Such assaults can’t be carried out with out native assist. The terrorists had been offered shelter at one place after which offered transport to hold out the assault at one other place. They’d carried out correct recee of the world and regardless of rain they succeeded to focus on the military automobile that was plying with nearly zero velocity on account of blind flip,” the DGP stated, including that “the attackers had been realizing the spot and velocity of the automobile.”
The DGP stated that the terrorist used steel-coated armour-piercing bullets and IEDs to blow the military automobile in a bid to inflict most injury. “ Similar bullets had been used within the Dhangri, Rajouri assault. The Pooonch assault was carried out close to a forest space. Preliminary investigations counsel that the terrorists might have used pure hideouts. We’re figuring out the pure hide-outs that will have been utilized by the attackers earlier than the assault and intense search operation is on to nab the attackers,” he stated. Replying to a question, he stated that the group of terrorists concerned within the current assault could also be divided into two and their quantity appears between 9 to 12.
Concerning the native assist, he stated that the native Nisar Ahmed, a resident of Gursai village, was already within the suspect listing of police. “He has been an lively OGW of terrorists since 1990. He was questioned a number of instances previously. This time, after corroborating the proof, he was discovered concerned in offering logistic and different assist to terrorists who carried out the Poonch assault,” the DGP stated, including that Nisar’s household can be concerned in offering assist to terrorists.
On whether or not terrorists had bought weapons via drones, the DGP stated that weapons, grenades and money was air-dropped by drone and the identical was collected by Nisar and his members of the family. “We’re figuring out the spot the place the drone had dropped the weapons and money,” he stated. He stated to this point, 200 individuals had been questioned and 12 suspects have been detained. He stated with the arrest of Nisar, the investigation has bought a path and very important leads have been acquired to this point—(KNO)
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