The night vision device used by three terrorists who stormed a police station in Dinanagar on Monday is the same as the one used by the United States security personnel, it is learnt. The device was recovered from a railway track in Talwandi village near Dinanagar.
“The device has US government’s markings. Police are investigating how and from where the terrorists could have procured it,” said additional director general, government railway police, Rohit Chaudhary.
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Sources said the sophisticated device is not available in the open market. There have been reports in the past of the Taliban getting its hands on NATO supplies meant for the US and its allies in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Jammu deputy inspector General A A Wani Tuesday visited Dinanagar police station, where the attack took place.
Wani said he went to share information with the Punjab police as “the terror attack was similar to the recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir”.
The similarities, he said, included terrorists wearing Army fatigue and striking at dawn.
Punjab director general of police Sumedh Saini said analysis of GPS devices indicated that the terrorists entered India from Dhusi bandh (river embankment) and planted bombs at the railway track before attacking the police station.
Following the attack, security has been tightened at strategic government establishments, crowded places, schools and police stations.
Police claim to have recovered three AK 47 rifles, 17 magazines, 85 live cartridges, 220 empty cartridges, three bullet proof jackets, a cutter knife, one live mortar and two GPS sets from the terrorists.