Two JeM terrorists arrested by NIA in Uri attack remanded to 15-day judicial custody

Faisal Hussain Awan, 20 and Ahsan Khursheed, 19, belonged to village Podha Jhandgra and Khaliana Khurd village, respectively, in Muzaffarabad in PoK.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: October 8, 2016 3:42 am
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TWO Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists, who were arrested by National Investigation Agency in connection with terror attack on an army camp in Uri, were remanded to a 15-day judicial custody by the Special Judge for NIA cases, Kishore Kumar, in Srinagar on Friday.

Faisal Hussain Awan, 20 and Ahsan Khursheed, 19, belonged to village Podha Jhandgra and Khaliana Khurd village, respectively, in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Pointing out that the accused have been arrested in a case registered at Police Station NIA, New Delhi, for the offences under sections 203, 307, 124(A) and 120-B, 121 and 121-A of the Ranbir Penal Code, besides provisions of Arms Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the judge observed that perusal of case diary file reveals that they are members of the Pakistan based terrorist organization JeM and they had been working for waging war against India.

Accepting the NIA plea that investigations in the case are at its initial stage and their custodial interrogation is needed to unearth a larger conspiracy hatched by JeM and its over ground supporters against the nation, the judge remanded both the arrested terrorists to 15 days judicial custody up to October 21. The court directed the NIA to get medical examination of the accused conducted as required under law.

Both the terrorists were arrested by NIA in connection with terror attack on an army camp in Uri in which 19 Army personnel were killed on September 18 this year.