NIA takes over Uri terror attack probe; Rajnath holds high-level meet

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level security review meeting over the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.   

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 12:48 PM IST
NIA takes over Uri terror attack probe; Rajnath holds high-level meet
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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe in the Uri terror attack case and has filed an FIR.

A team of NIA sleuths will visit the site of the attack shortly to collect evidence. The investigating agency will also collect DNA samples and finger prints of the slain terrorists.

All materials recovered from the killed terrorists including weapons, navigation maps and GPS will be handed over by the Army to the NIA for further investigations.

The GPS will be sent to the US to decode the route used by the terrorists to Indian territory. The forensic investigation of the device may also throw light on other aspects of the terror operation.

The development comes on a day when Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is in Srinagar to review the security situation in Kashmir.

Four Jaish-e-Mohammad militants had stormed an army base in Uri sector of Baramulla district on Sunday, killing 18 soldiers - before they were eliminated.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level security review meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir post Uri terror attack.NSA Ajit Doval, Director of Intelligence Bureau, RAW Chief, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, Minister of State in Prime Minister Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh and other senior MHA and MoD officials were in attendance.

Yesterday also, the Union Home Minister, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and top security brass of the country had met to review the security situation in the violence-hit state.After giving an assurance of going after the perpetrators of the deadly Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday gave the green signal to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.

Director General of Military operation Lt. Ranbir Singh has said that the four terrorists, who attacked the military base in Jammu and Kashmir`s Uri, belonged to Pakistan`s banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).Meanwhile, the nation is paying an emotional tribute to all the 18 Indian Army bravehearts, who lost their lives in Sunday`s dastardly militant attack in Uri.The mortal remains of all the Uri bravehearts have been taken to their ancestral places for the last rites.  

With agency inputs