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NIA releases two Uri terror attack suspects
Posted 09 Mar 2017 12:59 PM

Agencies

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which had arrested two Pakistani youths in connection with the terror attack on an Army base at Uri, today released them and handed them over to the armed forces for sending them home.

In an official statement, the NIA said it had handed over Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed to the Army’s 16 Corps Headquarters in Jammu and they would be sent home.
It further said that the agency’s probe had “revealed that the two suspects had crossed over to the Indian side after an altercation with their parents due to pressure of studies”.

“The evidence collected in the form of statements, technical analysis of their mobile phones, seized GPS (global positioning system) devices and other circumstantial evidence collected by the agency did not reveal any link of the suspects with the Uri attackers,” the NIA said in the statement.

It was initially suspected that the two youths had acted as guides for the Uri attackers.
On September 18, 2016, four heavily armed militants had stormed the Army base camp in Uri, killing 19 soldiers and injuring a few others.

The NIA had taken over the investigation in the case from the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The two youths were arrested by the BSF and the Army in a joint operation at “Angoor Post at Gavalata village of Uri” when they were trying to infiltrate into India. They were later brought to the NIA headquarters here for interrogation.

The NIA has claimed that the Lashkar-e-Toiba was behind the Uri terror attack.
In the statement, the NIA, however, claimed that “further investigation is continuing in the case”.

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