Uri attack: NIA releases two suspects over no evidence

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 8 (ANI): Faisal Awan and Ahsan Khursheed, arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the terror attack at Uri Brigade headquarters on September 18 last year, were today released as no evidence was found against the duo. The NIA handed them over to the Army's 16 Corps headquarters for sending them back to Pakistani authorities. An investigation carried out by the 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 the investigation agency did not reveal any linkage of the suspects with the Uri attackers. Further investigation is underway. (ANI)