SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency or NIA today took into custody two men from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrested by the Army in connection with its probe into the Uri terror attack.
The NIA assumed control over the care of the two men distinguished as Ahasan Kursheed nom de plume DC, an occupant of Khaliana Kalan, and Faisal Hussain Awan, an inhabitant of Pottha Jahangir – both in PoK. The NIA will create them under the watchful eye of an assigned court soon, official sources said.
The two were captured by the BSF and the Army in a joint operation at 'Angoor Post' at Gavalata town in Uri last Saturday when they were attempting to penetrate into India.
With both being occupants of PoK, Army powers investigated them on whether they had any learning about the Uri assault in which 18 officers were murdered.
The twosome at first asserted that they had incidentally crossed into India however after supported cross examination educated security offices about the two aides who had helped the psychological militants invade. They additionally helped security organizations recognize one of the fear based oppressors required in the assault, sources said.
One of the murdered fear based oppressors was distinguished by the NIA as Hafiz Ahmed of Darbang in Muzaffarabad Tehsil of PoK.The duo would be brought to Delhi where they would undergo scientific tests and will be interrogated by a joint team of security agencies.
The two had been recruited initially by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) for helping its terrorists infiltrate. They later helped other terror groups as well, sources said.