None of the Lanka bombers had visited Kashmir: DGP

None of the Lanka bombers had visited Kashmir: DGP

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Sunday said there was no record to suggest that any of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, had visited Kashmir as claimed by the army chief of the island nation.
Talking to PTI, Director General of Police (DGP) Singh said the J&K Police has not received any information from Sri Lanka through diplomatic channel but the persons whose names appeared on social media have not travelled to Kashmir.
“We have checked and there is no information about them having visited here,” Singh said, adding that immigration records were re-visited after the terrorist attacks and it was seen that none of the bombers had visited Kashmir.
He was reacting to claims made by Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, on BBC that “they (the suspects) have gone to India, they’ve gone to Kashmir, Bangalore, they’ve travelled to Kerala state. That is the information available with us.”
Singh said that the army chief of Sri Lanka should send whatever evidence they have, through diplomatic channels, and that he would look into it.
Some officials of the central security agencies said that about a dozen Sri Lankan nationals had come to Kashmir Valley this year and their credentials have been re-checked after the April 21 bombings.
However, there could be a possibility of the bombers visiting the state using pseudonyms, one of the officials said, adding that if Sri Lanka hands over some evidence, it can be verified from the ground.
Sri Lanka Army’s chief has said that some of the suicide bombers visited Kashmir and Kerala for “some sort of training” or to “make some more links” with other foreign outfits.
Nine suicide bombers, including a woman, carried out the series of blasts.
—PTI