NIA to write to Pak. on Kupwara Army camp attackers
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will send a letter rogatory (judicial request for collecting evidence) to Pakistan, seeking information about two mobile handsets recovered from the three terrorists who were killed on October 6 while attempting to storm an Army camp in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.
One of the terrorists was identified as Faidullah from a diary found on his body.An NIA official said the agency had been able to locate the store in Pakistan from where the handsets were sold.
The NIA has said the three terrorists belonged to the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
“We will be sending an LR to Pakistan and will seek information on the identity of the terrorists as well as the items recovered on them,” the official said.
Nine letters rogatory sent to Pakistan, including two sent after the Pathankot terrorist attack, have not been responded to.
Urdu sticker on vial
Three AK rifles, three under-barrel grenade launchers, magazines, several rounds of bullets, four ICOM radio sets, three GPS devices, three mobile phones, dry fruits, medicines, a map and a matrix sheet were found on the terrorists. A vial containing some medicinal liquid was found on the attackers with an Urdu sticker saying: “khoon rokne ke liye [to stop blood].”
The official said the terrorists had come for a long haul and this was part of a standard kit given to LeT operatives to be used if they sustained firearm injuries.
The official said they were able to establish the identity of the terrorist group as the items recovered from the three killed terrorists were similar to the ones recovered from Bahadur Ali, another LeT terrorist who was captured on July 25, a month after he had infiltrated from Handwara in Kupwara district.