Footage recovered from a CCTV camera placed outside a shop at the Taragarh intersection in Dinanagar area is being seen as further proof that only three terrorists were behind the Gurdaspur attack.
The 14-second video footage, captured by a camera outside a shop at 4.55 am Monday and recovered by the Punjab Police, showed three men dressed in Army uniforms, carrying backpacks and AK rifles.
Police officials claimed that the terrorists were captured by the CCTV camera just after entering Dinanagar area. They added that the video footage indicated that there was only one party of three terrorists that tried to plant a bomb at the railway line and later fired at a bus.
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ADGP (Intelligence) Hardeep Dhillon said investigations revealed that when the terrorists were planting a bomb at the railway track, they were spotted by a GRP patrol team. The GRP team raised an alarm and the terrorists fled from the spot.
Police sources claimed that it was clear from the leads that the terrorists had planned to first bomb a train, then open fire at a bus to kill as many persons possible, and then take hostages at the Dinanagar police station.
But the plan didn’t work as they were first spotted by the GRP, and later opened fire at the bus from a few metres away. Sources added that the terrorists were not expecting much resistance at the time of storming the police station.
The police recovered 4.5 kg RDX from the railway track, wires and detonators, two night vision devices, two GPS devices, three pairs of army uniforms, three AK assault rifles, 61 live cartridges, a grenade launcher rifle, five pins of hand grenades, a knife and a half consumed tin of Complan powder (Indian made).