NIA to quiz captured LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali, visit Uri attack site to collect evidence
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon quiz the captured Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bahadur Ali for more leads in the Uri terror attack probe case.
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon quiz the captured Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bahadur Ali for more leads in the Uri terror attack probe case, said reports on Wednesday.
NIA is seeking Bahadur Ali's help in identifying the four Uri attackers. Ali, who was captured in July, is expected to more light on the modus operandi and future designs of several Pakistan-based terror organisations like Jais-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jamaat-ud-Dawaah etc.
According to reports, Ali has reportedly told the NIA investigators about Pakistan-based terror outfits' plans to carry out more open attacks on the Indian Army and other vital installations in the days to come.
The NIA had yesterday lodged an FIR in the Uri attack case and begin to investigate how four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists managed to sneak inside the Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir and killed at least 18 jawans who were sleeping.
A team of NIA sleuths will also 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is chairing a Union Cabinet meeting today, is expected to decide India's likely response to Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri attack.
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.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday 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.
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 had 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-Mohammad (JeM).
With agency inputs