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Defence Ministry forms panel to probe death of Army Major in Nagrota attack

Three Pakistani terrorists were killed in the operation and a huge quantity of firearms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were seized from them

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nirmala Sitharaman, defence minister
File photo: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The has set up a panel to probe the death of in a terrorist attack on military base in and Kashmir in November 2016, officials said Thursday.

Seven Army personnel including two officers were killed in the attack which was allegedly carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

Nirmala Sitharaman, in a tweet said, the committee has been constituted as sought by Akshay's mother to probe his death.

"As assured by the Raksha Mantri, a Committee has been constituted with members, inter alia, as suggested by Smt to look into the supreme sacrifice made by her son Smt has been invited to depose before and assist the Committee," the tweeted.

The Investigation Agency (NIA) was probing the terror attack.

Three Pakistani terrorists were killed in the operation and a huge quantity of firearms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were seized from them.

The NIA had registered a case into the incident in December 2016 for offences under sections 120B, 121, 307 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) and sections 7 and 27 of the Arms Act, 1958.

Preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that the attack was carried out by banned terror group in furtherance of a well-planned conspiracy from Pakistan, investigators had said.

First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 21:35 IST
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