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Investigations into Pathankot terror attacks on

New Delhi: In the ongoing investigations by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Pathankot terrorist attacks, post-mortem examinations of the bodies of the terrorists killed have been conducted at Pathankot Civil Hospital on 7 January. Body tissues of the terrorists have been preserved for DNA sampling.

During the investigations, DNA samples have been collected from the vehicles the terrorists had used. The same are being sent for forensic examinations. Forensic experts have lifted footprints suspected to be of the terrorists from the Bamihal village and from the Airforce station premises. These have been sent to the Central Forensic Science Lab (CFSL) for examination.

All arms and ammunitions used by the terrorists in the attack have been seized. These include AK-series rifles, pistols, grenades and assorted ammunition. Other articles found on the bodies of the terrorists and from the crime scene and suspected to belong to the terrorists have been seized. These include food articles and medicines carried by the terrorists. Search of the Air force station campus is being conducted to recover any trace evidence left behind by the terrorists.

SP Salwinder Singh has been summoned to the NIA headquarters on Monday, 11 January, for questioning in connection with the investigation. He has claimed he was abducted while riding a personal vehicle, which was hijacked and later used by the terrorists on the night of 31 December 2015.

Four NIA teams are camping in different districts of Punjab to verify the facts and examine witnesses in close cooperation with the Punjab Police.

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