MHA may hand over probe into J-K CRPF camp attack to NIA

A senior official said since the strike in Bandipora district of J-K was a terror attack, the investigation may be given to the NIA.

Published: 05th June 2017 10:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2017 10:20 PM   |  A+A-

A Central Industrial Security Force guard stands outside the office of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi. (File | AFP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI:  The Home Ministry is likely to hand over the probe into today's attack on a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

A senior official said since the strike in Bandipora district of J-K was a terror attack, the investigation may be given to the NIA.

Terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba were suspected to be involved in the incident as the modus operandi of the attack was similar to those adopted by the Pakistan- based terrorist group, the official said.

Four heavily armed terrorists today tried to storm the CRPF camp in a pre-dawn 'suicide' attack but were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces.

NIA, which was created post the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, functions as the central counter-terrorism law enforcement agency in the country.

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