Pathankot: NIA reaches IAF base to begin probe

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Pathankot, Jan. 5 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Tuesday reached the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot to begin its investigation of the three cases lodged in connection with the ongoing terror attack.

The NIA had registered three cases at local police stations in Punjab yesterday to probe the ‘conspiracy’ angle behind the attack.

The first case which was filed under Sections 364, 365, 367,368, 397, 398, 419 and 171 of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act, pertains to the abduction of Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh.

The second and the third cases are related to the killing of the Innova taxi driver and the attack on the air base respectively.

An SP-ranked officer has been made the Chief Investigating Officer of the case.

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A team of the NIA was already posted on the site since Saturday following the attack, which is standard operation procedure by the agency.

Meanwhile, the operations entered its fourth day today as the base is being combed for the remaining terrorists. (ANI)

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