Experts of the National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to join the probe into the attack in Pulwama Terror Attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed, officials said.
The National Investigation Agency Team will assist the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the evaluation, Home Ministry Officials told Media. Explosive specialists of the Black Cat commando force NSG will also join in the investigation into the attack, another official said.
‘An NIA team with a suitable forensic component is leaving tomorrow morning for Kashmir to assist the Jammu & Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the spot’ reported ANI yesterday (Thursday).
According to sources, ‘A 12 team member of NIA will go to Pulwama Terror Attack site, An IG Rank Officer will lead the 12 member Team’ Sources added.
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2019
The decision to send the teams was taken in view of the high number of casualties in the worst strike in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.
On Thursday, Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the deadliest terror attack on security forces in a decade when their convoy was targetted in Pulwama District on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. The convoy comprised 78 Buses in which around 2500 CRPF Personnel were traveling from Jammu and Kashmir.
A bus, in which 42 CRPF Personnel was traveling was being targetted and got extensively damaged in the blast that was followed by firing on the vehicle.
Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish e Mohammad (JeM) claimed the responsibility of the Pulwama Terror Attack and reportedly stated that it was a suicide bomber.
The Deadliest attack on CRPF Personnel has evoked strong condemnation from all political parties, and other countries and organizations.
As per early Investigations, Police identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. He joined the Jaish-Mohammed in 2018, Police said.