The three day scuffle at the mini secretariat of Poonch which ended on Tuesday, the two terrorists tried to burn down everything that could trace their identity or place of origination.
Among the burnt materials the police recovered some communication equipments that they might have used to contact with their handler in Pakistan. Most of the markings on the AK-47 rifles were erased. Only a couple of chocolate packets were found which were manufactured either in Pakistan or South Africa. Except this nothing substantial was found.
“We are trying to find what they burnt,” said Poonch SP J S Johar. “Burning and destroying evidence is one way to ensure they are not tracked… But we will look into it to track their origin.”
The terrorists that attacked Joginder Palace were killed within 24 hours and a GPS and a map was recovered from them. The police suspects that the terrorists might have received some local help. “They managed to reach so close to the Brigade headquarters and the office of the district police chief; they could not come this close even during peak militancy in the district in the 1990s,”an officer said.