Owner of car used in Pulwama suicide bombing identified, missing since the day of attack: Report

Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency has recovered the CCTV footage of the red Eeco car which is likely to have been used for the Pulwama militant attack. The video was recorded before the suicide bomber rammed into the convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force leading to the death of 49 personnel.

Zee News quoting NIA sources said the CCTV footage shows the red Eeco car in which the suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar is also visible driving the vehicle. On the basis of the video footage, the NIA has identified the owner of the car. The owner is missing since the day of the attack.

Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) identified the car on the basis of a video footage obtained from a CCTV camera installed on the national Highway near Pulwama, News X reported. Dar drove the vehicle on the highway from a link road on the Kakapora-Lelhar side and was moving parallel to the bus bearing registration number HR 49 F 0637 belonging to the 76th battalion.

Earlier, the NIA officials had collected samples pieces of the car and a shock absorber from the spot. Investigators are currently examining the motor parts to derive the exact manufacturing and sale date of the vehicle. Reports said, the NIA officials also seized a can from the crime scene which was filled with explosives. NIA sources said the can contained 30 klograms of RDX and the terrorists detonated high-grade RDX of about 80 kilogram in the blast to iflict maximum damage on the security forces.

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