NIA takes over November 19 Nagrota encounter case


New Delhi, December 4

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the recent Nagrota encounter in which four terrorists of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based

outfit, were killed, officials said on Friday.

The anti-terror probe agency took over the case following a notification issued by the Centre.

The terrorists were killed on November 19 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota area in a swift operation by the police. Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight with the terrorists.

The NIA probe will try to ascertain the planning and objective of the four JeM terrorists and the people they were in touch with.

The agency’s team had visited the encounter site at Ban Toll Plaza on November 19.

The NIA is already probing an encounter that took place on January 31 in which three terrorists from the JeM were killed. — PTI



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