Reports on Monday stated that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the Centre’s investigation into the June 9 attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi.

According to sources, Amit Shah, the Union home minister, chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday during which he gave the army, paramilitary groups, and intelligence services instructions to “replicate the successes achieved in Kashmir valley against terrorism” in the Jammu region.

It has been reported that the federal agency, which took control of the investigation from the Jammu and Kashmir police, filed its own first information report (FIR).

On June 9, while travelling from the Shiv Khori temple to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, terrorists opened fire on the 53-seater bus. As a result, the bus veered off the road and fell into a steep valley close to Teryath hamlet in the Poni district.

The bus was transporting pilgrims from Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. In the tragedy, 42 people were injured and 9 people died.

According to officials, the NIA is investigating a potential wider conspiracy behind the incident, which may have connections to three previous strikes that occurred in Kathua and Doda on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. It is alleged that J&K police have questioned a number of people in the past week, including some who might have assisted the terrorist.

The home minister highlighted on Sunday the significance of employing contemporary technology to strengthen regional intelligence networks, find terrorists’ tunnels, and tackle drone attacks. additionally pointed out the necessity for security forces and intelligence organisations to coordinate more effectively and go into “mission mode.”

Join our whatsapp group for Latest updates

Click Here for Hindi Updates

Click Here for Chhattisgarh News

Click Here for Entertainment News