The two guides arrested by the National Investigation Agency have told their interrogators that apart from the Uri attackers, they have helped many more infiltrate into India from Pakistan.
On Tuesday, foreign secretary of India, S Jaishankar handed over proof to Pakistan about the country's involvement in the Uri attack in which 18 soldiers were martyred. The National Investigation Agency arrested two persons for helping the four terrorists cross over into India.
The two guides Faisal Hussain Awan, 20, and Ahsaan Khursheed, 19 were apprehended by the villagers and later handed over to the security forces. During investigation they said that they had helped in many more infiltrations. They also identified one of the four terrorists as Hafeez Ahmed and said that he was a resident of Dharbang in Muzzafarabad.
Both the guides too are residents of Muzzafarabad. They say that some members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad had told them to help the four terrorists infiltrate into India. After the attack, they however stayed on Uri. Officials suspect that they have stayed on to help more terrorists infiltrate.
On Tuesday, India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar delivered a strong message and proof to Pakistan regarding its role in the Uri attacks. Jaishankar who called in Pakistan High Commisioner in India, Abdul Basit told him that continued cross border terrorism and attacks from Pakistan is unacceptable.
Jaishankar informed Basit that tr ongoing investigation into the Uri attacks had revealed that the two guides who helped the terrorists had been apprehended by the local villagers.
Further Basit was also told that preliminary investigations had revealed that one of the attackers went by the name Hafiz Ahmed who is the son of Firoze a resident of Dharbhang in Muzzafarabad. Basit was also informed that the handlers had been identified as Mohammad Kabir Awan and Basharat.