The two buildings, sources said, had been bolted from outside to prevent those inside from escaping before being set on fire, suggesting that the terrorists had a high degree of knowledge about their targets.
Army chief General Dalbir Singh urged people in the Valley to “eschew violence and help restore peace and calm at the earliest”, underlining that there is “need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders”.
Although Parrikar had not taken any names, his remarks were widely seen as a reference to Aamir Khan who, at the Ramnath Goenka Awards in November, had spoken about a “sense of insecurity” resulting from rising intolerance.
Ishrat Jahan encounter case: I will have to ask you, ‘Did you see the (Ishrat) paper.’ You have to say, ‘I didn’t see the paper’... it’s as simple as that: Additional Secretary, Home, B K Prasad to Ashok Kumar, former Director in Home Ministry.
The inquiry report, it is learnt, concluded that the papers missing from the file were not put up on the file at all and went missing between September 18, 2009 and September 24, 2009 and not during any subsequent period.
The NIA, sources said, wants to record statements, among others, of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf, and Shahid Latif and Kashif Jaan, the alleged handlers of the terrorists who struck Pathankot.