Gurdaspur attack: Postmortem conducted on bodies of terrorists

Gurdaspur: Postmortem examinations were on Friday being conducted at the civil hospital in Gurdaspur on the bodies of the three terrorists, who had stormed a police station in Gurdaspur and were gunned down by Punjab Police personnel during a day-long operation.

"Postmortems were being conducted at Gurdaspur civil hospital here amid tight security," Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Abhinav Trikha confirmed. The DC said three panels, each consisting of as many doctors, were constituted for conducting autopsies on the bodies kept in the mortuary of the hospital.

A posse of police personnel has been deployed at the civil hospital and areas nearby, he said. The postmortems were given the go-ahead after police submitted 'required documents' with the hospital authorities, Trikha said.

The terrorists had Monday attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP. All the terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation by Punjab Police and elite commandos of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

Sophisticated weapons, including China-made grenades and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), were seized from them. The Centre had on Thursday asserted that the terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan to carry out the strike. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who made a statement in the Rajya Sabha on terror attack on Thursday said, "Preliminary analyses of GPS data indicates that the terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan through the area near Tash in Gurdaspur district, where the Ravi river enters Pakistan."

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