Students held for Uri attack handed over to Pakistan

10 Mar, 2017 10:38 am

LAHORE (92 News) – The Pakistani students who were arrested for their alleged involvement in Uri attack have been handed over to Pakistani authorities at Wagha border on Friday.

Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed were handed over to Pakistan at the Wagah border.

The families of the both students are waiting for them at the Wagah Border.

The students had mistakenly crossed the border and they were arrested by Indian forces immediately after the Uri attack.

The Indian National Investigation Agency found their testimony credible as technical evidence suggested they had crossed the LoC two days after the Uri attack. The NIA filed a closure report in their case but didn’t attribute the reasons for their leaving home to pressure of studies from parents.

Previously, several attackers targeted the infantry brigade headquarters in Uri, resulting in the death of 19 Indian soldiers. Two days later, villagers in Uri apprehended Awan and Khursheed from the area. The boys were handed over to the army and during initial interrogation, the boys said they acted as guides of four Uri suicide attackers.

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