NIA releases two Uri terror attack suspects

The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday released two Pakistani schoolboys, who were arrested in connection with Uri terror attack after no incriminating evidence was found against them.

NIA releases two Uri terror attack suspects

The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday released two Pakistani schoolboys, who were arrested in connection with Uri terror attack after no incriminating evidence was found against them.

The NIA filed a closure report in the case stating that the two, Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed, were not involved in any terror activity.

NIA probe has revealed that the two are residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir and had crossed over after an altercation with their parents over "studies".


Ahasan and Awan were detained by Indian Army on September 21, 3 days after Uri attack and handed over to NIA.

Soon after the attack, the army had claimed that the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed and that Ahasan and Faisal had confessed to being the members of the group. The army had also said the teenagers had confessed that were guides for the 4 terrorists, who had carried out the attack.

The NIA investigation has now established that the attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba and not JeM.