Inching closer to cracking the Pulwama terror attack case, the The National Investigating Agency (NIA) is believed to have gathered substantial evidence against the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who carried out the February 14 attack.
As per repirts, the agency has recovered the CCTV footage of the red Eeco car which is likely to have been used for the Pulwama terror attack. The video was recorded before the suicide bomber rammed into the convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force leading to the death of 40 personnel.
As per NIA sources, the CCTV footage shows the red Eeco car in which the Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar is also visible driving the vehicle. On the basis of the video footage, the NIA has identified the owner of the car. The owner is said to have been missing since the day of the attack.
The car is likely to be of 2010-11 model which had been repainted. The investigating teams had also found shockers of the car from the site which can be assessed to ascertain the year in which the car may have been made.
As per eye witness accounts, a man in a red Eeco van was repeatedly seen near the convoy. The four escorts in bus number three had reportedly told him at least twice or thrice to move away from the convoy but he kept swerving right and left. As per sources, he spent a minute or two trying to hit the convoy before he was finally successful in his ill-intentions and slammed the bus killing 40 personnel. He is believed to have been tailing the convoy from Jammu.
The NIA officials also added that they have strong evidence regarding Dar’s allegiance with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) since the time he ran away from his home. Reports suggest that Dar harboured special animosity towards the CRPF, after their alleged attempt to set his Kakapora house on fire in summer of 2018.
The investigators believe that Dar was radicalised by the local wing of JeM active in parts of Kashmir but refused to divulge further details of their findings.