Himachal State Police today ruled out the possibility of involvement of terrorists in the murder of the driver of an Alto car hired for Pathankot in Punjab by three occupants. But the police said an alert has been sounded in the state in the murder of driver Vijay Kumar, whose body was found near a bridge on January 20th three days after he went missing.
“Our investigations have not shown any terror link so far with the murder. We are on the job to identify and trace the accused and to recover the vehicle,” Director General Sanjay Kumar told reporters in Shimla.
The car was hired by three people from Gaggal town located on the outskirts of Dharamshala in Kangra district on January 17th. The occupants of the car were captured in a CCTV.
Superintendent of Police Kangra Abhishek Dular told that the cause of death of Vijay Kumar was strangulation. His mobile was found beside the body.
“We have got some clues from the CCTV footage. Our investigations don’t suggest any terrorist angle. There could be a drug angle as the victim was in jail for 18 months in a drug case,” he said.