For the second time in less than ten days, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday issued a demarche to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit over Uri attack and confronted him with proof of "cross-border origins" of the terror strike in which 18 jawans were killed.
The Foreign Secretary called in Basit and told him that the preliminary interrogation reveals identity of one of the slain Uri attackers as Hafiz Ahmed, son of Feroz and resident of Dharbang, Muzaffarabad and also gives details of Pakistan-based handlers, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
"Local villagers in the Uri sector apprehended on 21 September and handed over to Indian security forces two individuals from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir who have acted as guides for terrorists and helped them infiltrate across the LOC," Basit was informed.
Swarup took to Twitter to reveal the names of the slain attackers and a few others who played a prominent role in executing the attack.
Foreign Secretary calls in Pakistan HC Basit today & presents proof of Cross border origins of #UriAttacks.1/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Informs him that the two guides who helped infiltration were apprehended by local villagers and are now in custody 2/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Details of guides:Faizal Hussain Awan(20 yrs),S/o Gul Akbar;R/o Potha Jahangir,Muzzaffarabad. 3/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Details of guides:Yasin Khurshid(19 yrs),S/o Mohammed Khurshid R/o Khiliana Kalan,Muzzaffarabad.4/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Preliminary interrogation reveals identity of one of d slain Uri attackers:Hafiz Ahmed,S/o Feroz,R/o Dharbang, Muzaffarabad. 5/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Details of handlers also obtained:Mohd.Kabir Awan &Basharat.FS terms continuing CB terrorist attacks frm Pak against India as unaccpt'le.n/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
(With PTI inputs)