In a big embarassment, Indian Agencies admits failure to connect deadliest Pulwama attack with Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - In a big embarassment, Indian Agencies admits failure to connect deadliest Pulwama attack with Pakistan.
Before the first anniversary of the most deadly Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), where Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is scrambling to find a Pakistan link to the attack.
Last week, the self-styled Kashmir chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad Qari Yasir was killed in a fierce encounter in the PariTral area of Awantipora in South Kashmir. Qari was involved in the last year’s February (IED) blast and also Lethpora IED blast, India today has reported
He was an IED expert and was involved in recruitment.
Sources said that the agency has no plans to file the chargesheet even after 11 months since no terrorist has been caught alive. "We need a "live" link to connect the terrorist to JEM, Pakistan," said a top official. "All the accused in the case are dead."
However, in a major development, the agency has managed to get a DNA match to parents of Adil Ahmed Dar, the suicide bomber. Sources said that since the suicide attack blew the vehicle and flesh of victims to pieces, it was difficult to find the remains of the suicide bomber.
A top source told India Today TV, that the evidence was painstakingly collected with flesh strewn around from field, high tension electric wires, and shreds of a human body which clung to metal parts.
Since then, several labs including CFSL, across the country were sent the sample. But the reports in December positively proved that suicide bomber was indeed Dar. ADVERTISEMENT
The agency had earlier collected DNA samples from Adil’s father Ghulam Hasan Dar and his wife. The Jaish link has been established by the video which was uploaded by Adil soon after the terror attack.
In a numbing video, Adil had claimed: "By the time this video reaches you, I will be enjoying in heaven... This is my last message for the people of Kashmir... Jaish has kept the flame alive and stayed put in adverse circumstances."
"Come, join the group and prepare for one last fight," he says in the video, exhorting Kashmiri youth to wage a jihad against India." But sources said the video is a sole link and it fails to establish a direct link to Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar or the deputies.
Adil Ahmad Dar, also known as Adil Ahmad Gaadi Takranewala, was a resident of Gundibagh village in Pulwama district of South Kashmir and a member of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) suicide squad.