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A year after Pulwama attack, NIA yet to establish Pak link, DNA match for suicide bomber found

Days before the first anniversary of the most deadly Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), where Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is scrambling to find a Pakistan link to the attack.

Last week, the self-styled Kashmir chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad Qari Yasir was killed in a fierce encounter in the PariTral area of Awantipora in South Kashmir. Qari, a Pakistan national, was involved in the last year’s February (IED) blast and also Lethpora IED blast.

He was an IED expert and was involved in recruitment as well as the relocation of terror operatives coming in from Pakistan.

Sources said that the agency has no plans to file the charge sheet even after 11 months since no terrorist has been caught alive. “We need a “live” link to connect the terrorist to JEM, Pakistan,” said a top official. “All the accused in the case are dead.”

However, in a major development, the agency has managed to get a DNA match to parents of Adil Ahmed Dar, the suicide bomber. Sources said that since the suicide attack blew the vehicle and flesh of victims to pieces, it was difficult to find the remains of the suicide bomber.

A top source told India Today TV, that the evidence was painstakingly collected with flesh strewn around from field, high tension electric wires, and shreds of a human body which clung to metal parts.

Since then, several labs including CFSL, across the country were sent the sample. But the reports in December positively proved that suicide bomber was indeed Dar.

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