2 Uri Attack Suspects Given Clean Chit, Sent Home

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SRINAGAR: Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed, the two suspects, who were arrested by the NIA in connection with the suspected militant attack at Uri Brigade Headquarters on 18th September 2016, have been released on Wednesday.

The two suspects were handed over to the Army 16 Corps Headquarters for sending them back to Pakistani authorities.

Investigation carried out by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) revealed that the two suspects had crossed over to the Indian side “after altercation with their parents due to pressure of studies”.

Evidence collected in the form of statements, technical analysis of their mobile phones, seized GPS devices and other circumstantial evidence collected by NIA did not reveal any linkage of the suspects with the attackers at Uri. “Further investigation is continuing in the case.”

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