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NIA re-registers FIR in Pulwama terror case; several other explosives used in blast: Sources

An NIA Spokesperson Said The Agency Has Re-registered The Case And A Probe Team Has Been Formed To Investigate The Case.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 20 Feb 2019, 04:49:36 PM
A team of 10 NIA officials had reached Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to probe into the terror attack in Pulwama. (File Photo: PTI)

New Delhi :

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Wednesday re-registered an FIR to probe Pulwama terror attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel. According to sources, the investigating agency in its report said that apart from RDX, several other explosives were used in the blast. The NIA said that RDX was kept in a plastic box. According to reports, NIA will also investigate the intelligence report which had given inputs about a possible terror attack.

An NIA spokesperson said the agency has "re-registered the case and a probe team has been formed to investigate the case". It has already taken samples of the explosives and evidence from the area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The first case in the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed attack was registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on the day of attack.

A team of 10 NIA officials had reached Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to probe into the terror attack in Pulwama. The decision to send the teams was taken in view of the high number of casualties in the worst terror strike in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.

At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into their bus in Pulwama district on February 14.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir. 

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First Published : 20 Feb 2019, 04:10:24 PM

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