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NIA to seek help of IB, RAW and army in Uri terror attack probe

india Updated: Sep 21, 2016 16:29 IST

Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir police personnel at the army base that was attacked by militants in Uri.(PTI)

The National investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the terror attack in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, will be seeking the help of the army, the Intelligence Bureau and RAW to verify the identities of the slain militants.

The agencies will be asked to provide the NIA with intercepts of the last two to four months in the region.

Sources said Kashif Jaan, who had escorted the Pathankot terrorists till the border, could also have been the handler of the terrorists in Uri. NIA sources said the Uri attack may have been masterminded by Kashif Jaan, Rauf Asgar and Masood Azha.

The NIA on Wednesday filed an FIR in the Uri terror strike case and a six-member team will soon visit the site of the attack to gather evidence in the matter.

NIA will collect blood samples and finger prints of the four killed terrorists in Uri, sources said.

The army is set to handover all items recovered from the terrorists, including weapons, navigation maps to the NIA for further investigation.

The NIA will also send the GPS and icon satellite set to the United States for forensic investigation to find out what route the terrorists took and when and how they entered Indian territory.

In one of the worst attack in recent times, at least 18 soldiers were killed and over 20 were injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district.

Director general of military operation Lt Ranbir Singh said the four terrorists belonged to Pakistan’s banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.