The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a major development today arrested two youths who acted as guides to the four JeM fidayeens who carried out attack on the army camp in Uri in which 18 soldiers were killed.
They have been identified as Faisal Hussain Awan (20) son of Gul Akbar and Ahsaan Khursheed (19) son of Chaudhary Khursheed both resident of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.
The two suspects were arrested by NIA yesterday and were today produced before the Special NIA court Jammu where they disclosed that they were tasked to take four fidayeens to the army base by Jaish-e-Mohammad leader.
They were apprehended by the villagers due to their suspicious movement in Uri
sector and handed over to the security forces. During their interrogation they have disclosed that they were tasked by the JeM Commanders to facilitate infiltration of a group of four JeM cadres who carried out the Uri Army camp attack.
On being shown the photographs of the 4 slain terrorists the accused Faisal Hussain Awan identified one of them as Hafeez Ahmed son of Feroz, resident of Village Dharbang, Muzaffarabad, of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Further interrogation of the two accused persons is being done, said NIA sources.
With this disclosure by NIA, the tall claims of the Army that the duo was arrested by them in a joint operation with BSF also proved false as it is very much evident that they were apprehended by villagers on their suspicious movement.