New Delhi: NIA will now approach US seeking information on the binoculars on the basis of the serial number mentioned on them, to ascertain details like when and where it was stolen.
The binoculars used by the six Pathankot militants were made in USA and have US Army markings. This suggests that either the Jaish-e-Mohammad stole them from one of the bases of US Army in Afghanistan or it was taken from Pakistan army, which also procures military equipment from the US.
Sources said that NIA has also got a lot of material including clothing, shoes and other material which links the militants to Pakistan.
After five days of intensive grilling of Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh in the Pathankot terror attack, the National Investigation Agency has decided to conduct a lie detection test on the officer as there are a lot of contradictions in his statements and the agency feels that he is also lying about certain things. Official sources said that the lie detection test will be conducted next week after taking the consent of the court and Salwinder Singh.