Pulwama terror attack: Politician Ghulam Patel killed

April 26, 2018 | Brainwave Science




Politician Ghulam Patel was killed in Pulwama terror attack. Terrorists attacked him at Rajpora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir when he was traveling in his vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. He was killed on the spot. The ruling PDP and opposition Congress were locked in a row over the party affiliation of the victim.

Patel was returning from his native village Yader in Pulwama district when he was attacked. Two of his security guards sustained injuries and have been hospitalized, police declares. The politician succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital after the attack in Rajpora Chowk area.

Both People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress condemned the killing, but at the same time “disowned” the activist who was reportedly associated with both parties.

PDP president and chief minister Mehbooba Muft declared: “Heartfelt condolences to the family of senior Congress leader G. N. Patel who was killed by militants today in Rajpora. Such cowardly acts achieve nothing but leave one more family devastated.”

J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) vice-president Mohd Anwar Bhat, describing Patel as a well-known PDP activist, condemned the killing and termed it “highly shameful and dastardly act”.

A police constable, identified as Tariq Bhat, went missing with his service rifle (AK-47) on Tuesday evening from his post at Pakherpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “He fled with an AK-47 rifle along with ammunition,” a senior police officer said. “We are ascertaining the incident and investigations into it has been launched,” said SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh.

Now, a joint team of army and SOG has launched a massive manhunt to trace the missing cop and shed more light in the Pulwama terror attack.




The situation in the Pulwama terror attack is not just a regular murder; its political connotation can affect the region’s stability and a crime with so many complications cannot be left unsolved. The region is already charged with a lot of other criminal activities and law enforcement is already challenged in fighting this crime wave.

With the current terror wave spreading throughout the world, terrorists and criminals are getting more courageous and ingenious in perpetrating their acts of terror. The existing means of communications and technological advancements facilitate the way they carry out their illegal activities.

In addition, the security and investigative means that law enforcement worldwide posses are limited in results; moreover, they are expensive and time-consuming. Methods like the DNA testing or a polygraph test can no longer serve with bulletproof results. The first one is relevant only to crime scenes where DNA is found. The second one can only detect a lie but how many criminals have managed to out pass it even though they were guilty?

More so, the context around the politician killed in the Pulwama terror attack creates intrigue around the 2 parties that he was associated with. Just the same, leaving such a public murder unsolved can send the wrong message; more and more terrorists will have the courage to act out against citizens and public figures as well.

So how can local authorities solve the case and shed light and justice in Ghulam Patel’s murder?




Did you ever stop to think that one day, technology could be so advanced that it can tap into information stored in the human brain? That day is already here, and it brings with it a unique and invaluable security solution: iCognative.  

iCognative developed by reputed Boston based company Brainwave Science is a modern security investigative solution that distinguishes between innocents and suspects. The technology is applicable in virtually all cases of Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Border Security.

The iCognative solution makes any investigation more efficient, in terms of time, costs and results. The system behind it is automatized and not prone to error, as it does not rely on human intervention. It only relies on events stored in the brain, which are stored even years after a crime has occurred.

In the politician’s killing from the Pulwama terror attack, iCognative can quickly advance law enforcement’s investigations. Anyone relevant to the case can be a subject to the testing, it can be conducted on the police officer, the 2 security guards, and witnesses as well.

It only takes 15 minutes to build the test case. All the confidential information that only investigative agents know and that is relevant to the perpetrator – will be input into the system to conduct the test on all subjects.

Let’s consider what we know so far from the media sources, for example information such as: the date – 25th April, Wednesday, the location of the murder – Rajpora, in Pulwama; the way the politician got killed – information that law enforcement must know; the AK-47 rifle along with ammunition – considered of interest, if it is confidential. All this information can be used as stimuli, input into the system in the form of pictures or phrases or words. This depends on the form that they’re available in.

During the test, all the stimuli selected for each of the suspects will be displayed on a computer screen. The system will then capture that “aha” moment if the information is present in the subject’s brain.

After the test is concluded, a proprietary algorithm that iCognative relies on will analyze each brain response to the stimuli displayed and determine with 99.9% accuracy the absence or presence of information in the brain. The brain releases a tiny positive potential released by the perpetrator’s brain for every significant information involved in the attack and if this potential is captured and analyzed, then the result clearly shows that particular specific information is stored in perpetrator’s brain This will only take a few seconds. Now just imagine that the test only takes approximately 45 minutes, which makes it very efficient in testing a large number of suspects in a shorter time.

With this security solution, law enforcement personnel worldwide can better strategize their investigations and help bring justice to a new level.



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