URI/SRINAGAR: The four terrorists who attacked the Army’s 12th Infantry Brigade headquarters in Uri last Sunday had brought with them two sets of Japan-made wireless sets that stand testimony to the attackers’ Pakistan link. The wireless sets are inscribed with the words ‘bilkul naya (brand new)’ in Urdu and ‘new’ in English.
Sources told TOI that the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is investigating the terror attack, has procured the details of the sets’ sale from the manufacturer ICOM. “The wireless sets in any country are sold to a security agency. We are already in the process of confirming the sale of these models in Pakistan. We will send the details to Pakistan officials through our formal channel,” a home ministry officer told TOI.
The recovery of a mobile phone made by Indian firm I KALL has particularly baffled the NIA. Unlike the Pathankot attackers, the Uri terrorists deleted the data fed in the pair of GPS devices found at the site. However, sources said the serial numbers of the devices were enough to ascertain the details of their sale and purchase from the US firm Garmin.
The wireless sets are among 48 items, including two map sheets, seized from the attack site, all of which have been handed over by the Army to NIA investigators. While one of the map sheets is burnt, the National Technical Research Labotarory (NTRO) is busy deciphering four coordinates mentioned on the other — 8440, 8605, 2842 and 3007.