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NIA obtains CCTV footage of car used in Pulwama attack

Indian army soldier at Pulwama in J&K. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2019, 03.28 PM (IST)

In a crucial breakthrough that could provide leads into the investigation of the Pulwama terror attack, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has obtained a crucial CCTV footage of the car that was used in the attack. 

The CCTV footage captures the explosive-laden Maruti Eeco car, a 2010-11 model, being driven by the suicide bomber, Aadil Ahmad Dar. 

The owner of the car has been identified and is absconding. Several teams are working on gathering technical evidence, the NIA top brass is learnt to have assured the government that they will unravel the conspiracy very soon, sources told WION.

Meanwhile, in another development, the chief of air staff of Pakistan's Air Force visited a forward operating base to oversee operational preparedness of the Pakistani forces. 

The officer said that the Pakistani armed forces were fully capable of tackling all kinds of challenges and are ready to thwart any kind of aggression. It occurred after the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control(LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector over the weekend.

In a related development, reports said Islamabad had decided to move troops from the western border to its eastern border.

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a JeM terrorist rammed an explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy on February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. The attack claimed lives of over 40 CRPF personnel.

The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The UN, the US, and several other major world powers have held JeM responsible for the attack.