Gurdaspur Terrorists Came from Pakistan, Government Gets Conclusive Proof

AK-56 rifles recovered from the three terrorists had markings removed, but forensic analysis has found them of Chinese design.

Published: 26th August 2015 10:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2015 10:52 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The three terrorists, who carried out the Gurdaspur attacks, had come from Sargoda in Pakistan, and a pair of shoes recovered from the slain terrorists bore 'Cheetah' mark, a popular brand in that country.

According to the dossier prepared by India for handing over to Pakistan during the now-cancelled NSA-level talks, independent experts analysed the two GPS devices recovered from the slain terrorists, who killed seven persons in Gurdaspur on July 27.

The experts have found that on July 21, the GPS coordinates (32.161639 N, 72:42E) were observed near Sargoda of Pakistan on Canal Road near the main Shahpur-Sahiwal Road.

The same location also appeared as one undated entry. The experts have conclusively found that GPS-2 shows presence inside Pakistan, the dossier reads.

The insoles of one pair of shoes recovered from the killed terrorists bore "Cheetah" brand. The markings were scratched and inked in the other two pairs of shoes to conceal the brand name. Shoes of "Cheetah" brand are not available in India but it is a popular name in Pakistan.

Investigators have found that the three Pakistan-based terrorists entered into India after crossing the Ravi river from near Tash, close to Mastgarh village under Narot Jaimal Singh police station in Gurdaspur district.

The post-mortem of the killed terrorists was done by a Board of Doctors. No label/tag was found on any of their clothes other than on the gloves of one of the three terrorists as they had been removed deliberately to avoid identification. The gloves bore a 'Made in Pakistan' tag.

The disposable rocket launcher recovered from the Gurdaspur attackers carried Yugoslavia/Czech Republic markings while forensic analysis of cartridges recovered from the attackers traced their origins to China, Russia, Ukraine, and Czech Republic.

AK-56 rifles recovered from the three terrorists had markings removed, but forensic analysis has found them of Chinese design.

Analysis of GPS sets recovered from the attackers shows possible origins in Taiwan or the US. Sets could have been located in the UK sometime. Even IEDs planted by them had Duracell batteries not made in India.

The three terrorists had on July 27 attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven people, including a superintendent of police. All the terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation by Punjab Police and elite commandos of Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp