New Delhi: In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, the National Investigation Team (NIA) team on Friday along with explosives and forensic experts, collected materials required for forensic evaluation of the crime scene. Considering the status, the team would continue with the sifting of material on Saturday also. The outcome of the investigation would be made known after the analysis is over.

The NIA team had reached Awantipora to assist the Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the crime scene. On Friday evening, PM Modi paid tribute to the CRPF martyrs at the wreath-laying ceremony. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of some of the CRPF jawans are now being taken to their native places.

At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in Pulwama on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist rammed an IED laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. The Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM claimed responsibility for the dastardly attack in Lethpora. The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district at around 3:15 PM yesterday.

PM Modi launched a scathing attack on Pakistan after the terror attack in Pulwama that killed 40 CRPF jawans. Condemning the attack perpetrated by the Pakistan-backed terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), PM Modi sent a strong message saying, “130 crore angry Indians will reply to this attack.”

PM Modi assured the nation that those behind this heinous act will be punished in the strongest way. “Our neighbour thinks that by doing such crimes on our soil, they can weaken us, but they will have to pay a hefty price for it. We will teach them a lesson”, he said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh too expressed grief over the incident but asserted that the morale has not taken a hit and India would fight against terrorism till the end.