Gurdaspur: Preliminary probe into the terror strike in the district that left seven persons dead indicates that the three suspected Lashker-e-Toiba 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.
The attackers were suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan through the unfenced border between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district, according to inputs received by central agencies.
Seven persons--three civilians, Superintendent of Police (Detective), Baljit Singh, a Punjab provincial service officer and three home guards were killed by the terrorists yesterday.
The terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation.
Senior Superintendent of Police Gurdaspur Gurpreet Singh said the bodies of the militants have been kept at the civil hospital and their weapons were being examined.
An alert has been sounded along the international border in Punjab and Jammu as the terrorists are suspected to have infiltrated from there.
Dinanagar town, which is close to Pakistan, falls in Gurdaspur district. It is sandwiched between Gurdaspur town on the one side and Pathankot on the other and lies about 260 km from capital Chandigarh.