Nagrota Terror attack : Major Akshay Girish’s death to be probed

Nirmala Sitharam

New Delhi, JAN3 :Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has formed committee to probe the death of Major Akshay Girish who was killed in Nagrota terrorist attack in Nov 2016.

The probe has been initiated on Akshay Girish Mother’s request.

The National Investigation Agency has named Pakistan-based UN-designated terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s deputy chief Abdul Rouf Asgar, the brother of Masood Azhar, and 13 others in its charge-sheet of the 2016 Nagrota terror attack case.

The NIA revealed that four JeM terrorists — Mohd Ashiq Baba, Syed Munir-Ul-Hassan Qadri, Tariq Ahmad Dar and Ashraf Hamid Khandey had facilitated a group of three heavily armed Pakistani terrorists and transported them from the International Border in Samba-Kathua sector to Hotel Jagdamba in Jammu.

The three were taken to Nagrota by the accused in their vehicles for the attack on the Officers’ Mess complex, 166 Medium Regiment of Indian Army in Nagrota Cantonment on the November 28, 2016.

Investigation conducted by the NIA revealed that Abdul Rouf Asgar was the mastermind of the attack.

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