NIA waiting for MHA nod to probe Uri attack

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A six-member NIA team is in Srinagar, waiting for the Union Home Ministry’s orders to take over probe into the terror attack on the Uri army camp in Jammu and Kashmir that left 18 soldiers dead, official sources said on Monday.

Informed sources said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) team, led by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank officer, is waiting for a nod to visit the site of the terror attack in Uri, a part of Baramulla district, where a group of militants attacked the army camp in the early hours of Sunday.

The sources said the DIG level officer reached Srinagar a few hours after the incident on Sunday and took stock of the situation from the agency’s sub-division in Jammu.

“The NIA team has still not been given orders from the Home Ministry to visit the site as it is a military camp,” the sources clarified.

Seventeen army soldiers were killed in the dastardly attack carried out allegedly by Jaish-e-Mohammad militants. Four militants were gunned down.

The toll reached 18, after an injured soldier died on Monday.

–IANS

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