Uri attack: Pakistan High Commission asked to take detainees home, claims diplomat

The Pakistan High Commission was asked to take two Uri detainees home, a report by The Indian Express, quotes a Pakistani diplomat.

Two people — Faisal Husain Awan from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Ahsan Khursheed from Muzaffarabad (also in PoK) — figured in a list given to the Pakistan High Commission of detainees could be sent home, The Indian Express report said, adding that the two were also accused by the Indian government of guiding terrorists in the Uri attack on 18 September. However, the Indian government did not confirm the same.

 Uri attack: Pakistan High Commission asked to take detainees home, claims diplomat

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As many as 19 soldiers were killed in a terror attack at an Army camp in Uri on 18 September. Ten days later, the Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). Bilateral relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated following the two incidents.

A PTI report in October had observed that the four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, who carried out the attack had used a ladder to scale the electrified fence at the LoC.

Two days after the Uri attack, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) had registered a case and began the probe by collecting evidence available with the Indian Army formation in Uri. Arms and ammunition were recovered as were two mobile sets belonging to the four terrorists of JeM apart from two Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.

According to an NDTV report, the Indian government had handed over the proof of Pakistan's involvement in the attack and said that the two guides who were arrested mentioned that they belonged to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and they indeed served as guides to the Uri terrorist attack.

It was on 8 December that two Pakistanis were arrested for being "terror guides" the JeM terrorists who carried out the Uri terror attack and it came to light that they were Class 10 students, who had strayed across the Line of Control (LoC).

With inputs from PTI



Updated Date: Dec 15, 2016 13:55:30 IST