Pathankot Attack: How Many Terrorists Were There?
Forensic reports have failed to corroborate government claims that charred material recovered from the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot were the remains of two unidentified terrorists, an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed. The reports of the tests by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Chandigarh were exclusively obtained by this newspaper and assessed by Indian and international experts.
The reports, experts say, only show that there is male DNA in the remains — but give no indication of how many individuals the genetic material came from, nor that it came from two distinct males. The charred remains, tests showed, inexplicably contained genetic material from multiple individuals.
In contrast, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had told Parliament in March that the CFSL report, which is yet to be made public, established that the charred material found in the Airmen’s Billet building were the remains of two terrorists claimed to have been killed by the National Security Guard (NSG). These were in addition to four others killed outside an abandoned scrapyard near the base perimeter.
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