Uri attack: Were porters the 'insiders' who helped terrorists with precise info?
New Delhi, Sept 21: The National Investigation Agency which is now probing the Uri attacks has learnt that there was a mole who would have helped the terrorists.
While digging out details regarding the moles, it has also been found that the terrorists had infiltrated into India through a forest which falls in between a village and the Line of Control. OneIndia had earlier reported that the terrorists had help from a mole.
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The NIA is trying to find out if the terrorists had entered in through the Sukhdar area near the Line of Control. This area which has a population of 500 people, is under the scanner of the investigation agency.
The NIA has sent the GPS sets used by the terrorists to the United States for forensic examination and once those details come, the agency would be able to pin point the route taken by the terrorists.
The NIA is also probing the three levels of breach that took place before the terrorists entered into the base. They first breached the fence at the LoC following which they cut the main fencing at the brigade headquarters.
Following this they dodged the security. This makes it clear that they were fully aware of the movement in the base.
However, for the investigation agency, getting to the mole who passed on the information is more important at this stage. The manner in which the terrorists carried out the operation makes it clear that they had first hand knowledge about the base which they attacked.
The terrorists had knowledge of the movement within the base and also the fact that there was a changeover taking place. The four terrorists who were later shot down had managed to dodge security before entering the camp unnoticed.
Investigators do not rule out the possibility of porters who could have passed on information. They will be investigated, an officer informed. The investigators are gathering data about the porters who work near the LoC.
There are nearly 500 of them and each one will be investigated, officers also added.