Gurudaspur: Preliminary probe into the terror strike in the district that left seven persons dead indicates that the three suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militants had entered the country from Pakistan through Bamiyal village close to the International Border. The investigators are pinning their hope on seized Global Positioning System (GPS), a compass used by travellers to reach their destinations, to ascertain the movements of the terrorists who were killed in the gunbattle. The GPS has been sent for forensic examination.
As part of the probe, a high-level forensic team today visited the abandoned building near the Dinanagar police station where the terrorists were holed up. The four-member team led by Davinder Pal Sehgal and Ashwani Kumar started their investigations, police said. Director General of Punjab Police Sumedh Singh Saini had said the terrorists were carrying sophisticated weapons.
“We have recovered ‘Made in China’ grenades from them. They were wearing combat fatigues,” he had said. Saini said AK 47 guns and hand grenades were recovered from the terrorists, who had attacked the sentry at the police station before engaging with the SHO and the SP. He had described the attack as “planned” as their modus operandi pointed at a specific direction. .