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BSF probe team clueless on how Pathankot attackers entered India

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 17, 2016, 1:52 pm IST
Updated Jan 17, 2016, 1:58 pm IST
The investigation team, led by a DG level officer, is expected to submit its report to Pathak next week.
The gaps in the Indo-Pak border are covered by digital video recorders and thermal imaging cameras, but none of them showed any record of attempted infiltration around the time of the attack. (Photo: PTI)
 The gaps in the Indo-Pak border are covered by digital video recorders and thermal imaging cameras, but none of them showed any record of attempted infiltration around the time of the attack. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The BSF probe team tracing the route taken by the Pathankot attackers still have no leads how terrorists entered the country.

According to a report in The Indian Express, there have been no signs of crossing over in around 150 vulnerable gaps along the border in both Jammu and Punjab.

 

The gaps are covered by digital video recorders and thermal imaging cameras, but none of them showed any record of attempted infiltration around the time of the attack. There were no signs of crossing over through rivers, nullahs or through tunnels, the report added.

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Sources said that BSF DG DK Pathak had inspected the 20 km stretch along the Bamiyal village from where the terrorists were suspected to have entered, but found the border fence undisturbed. Though the findings were conveyed to Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, a special team has been formed to look into the entire length of the Indo-Pak border.

 

Adding that it may take months to figure out exactly how and where they entered, BSF sources said that there were reasons to suspect that the terrorists had entered the country through Punjab. These include the findings of footprints, purportedly that of the terrorists, in a field five and a half  kilometres from Bamiyal, and the abduction of SP Salwinder  Singh, all of which took place near the Punjab border.

The investigation team, led by a DG level officer, is expected to submit its report to Pathak next week.

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