ISLAMABAD: A team of the High Crime Unit of the capital police is examining the “available evidence” to unravel the devastating suicide attack at Wagah border last week, which killed 62 people.
Dawn has learned that the team was sent to Lahore on the request of the Inspector General of Police of Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera for assistance in investigating the bloody attack, which several militant groups have claimed to have carried out.
Police sources in Islamabad said the team was helping the Punjab police investigators in Geo Fencing of the suicide bombing site – a technique in which cell phone communications within a certain radius of the blast site are sifted to trace out suspects and collaborators.
Inspector General of Police Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan sent the team to Lahore after seeking approval of the interior ministry, the sources said.
It has already collected all the mobile numbers operational in the area before and at the time of the suicide bomber blew himself up.
“Now the team members are working on the details of the (mobile phone) numbers and the conversations to identify suspects,” the police sources said.
Published in Dawn, November 7th, 2014