NIA Finds Similarities Between Pathankot And Militant Attack On Punjab Police Station

14/01/2016 5:05 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian security personnel check people entering an airbase in Pathankot, India, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. After saying all the gunmen who attacked the Indian airbase near the Pakistan border were dead, Indian officials said at least two attackers remained and vowed to kill them Monday to end a more than 48-hour siege. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

NEW DELHI -- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found certain similarities between the Dinanagar and Pathankot attacks with further investigation being underway, sources said.

Sources also said the NIA's examination of Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh, his cook and shrine caretaker will continue.

The NIA had summoned Somraj, the caretaker of Panj Peer Dargah located a few kilometres from Bamiyal, the village from where the terrorists were suspected to have infiltrated in India before launching the attack.

The NIA was earlier not satisfied with Singh's response following extensive interrogation.

The central agency had launched investigation immediately after terrorists struck inside the IAF base on the intervening night of 1 and 2 January.

The NIA recovered a magazine with seven live bullets from the scene of the encounter at the IAF base. A 10-member NIA team involved in the search operation has also recovered an AK-47 magazine, mobile phone and binoculars.

Seven security personnel were martyred in the Pathankot terror attack.

Earlier on 27 July, 2015, three gunmen dressed in army uniforms opened fire on a bus and then attacked the Dina Nagar police station in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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