The NIA To Investigate Terror Attack On Army Camp In Nagrota

The NIA To Investigate Terror Attack On Army Camp In NagrotaAn Indian army soldier stands guard during a gun battle with armed militants at an Indian army base at Nagrota, Jammu. Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today (7 December) registered a case with regard to the 29 November terror attack on an army base in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir, in which seven Indian soldiers, including two officers, were killed.

The case has been filed at its police station in Delhi following instructions from the Union Home Ministry for offences under sections 120B, 121, 307 of the Ranbir Penal Code or RPC and sections 7, 27 of the Arms Act, 1958. The case was earlier filed at the Nagrota Police Station against unidentified terrorists, who had entered the army camp near the Baleeni Bridge.

The NIA’s statement read:

The case at the Nagrota Police Station was registered on the basis of information received at the police station that on November 29, some heavily armed unknown terrorists, on the directions of their foreign handlers, had entered into the Army Camp at Nagrota, near the Baleeni Bridge and started indiscriminate firing on the army personnel with the intention to kill them.

A team of NIA officers will visit the crime scene and start the investigation. It will also place the FIR before the NIA Special Court in Jammu.

With inputs from IANS