Foreign secretary Jaishankar called back for meet with Rajnath

Sources in the security establishment said inputs about a possible attack by terrorists were shared some days ago.

Published: 21st September 2016 04:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2016 04:33 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar was called back from his Vienna visit to attend a meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday even as the NIA began its probe into the Uri terror attack and collected evidence — two mobile phones and GPS sets and arms and ammunition recovered from suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants — from the Army.

“The Army today handed over weapons and other items recovered from the slain terrorists. The two GPS sets are likely to be sent to the US for examining the exact routes taken by the terrorists to infiltrate into India,” said an NIA official who is part of the probe team.

Separately, junior home minister Kiren Rijiju said that any action against terrorists based in Pakistan would be taken only after examining all relevant issues.

Sources in the security establishment said inputs about a possible attack by terrorists were shared some days ago.

“A probe will unearth why no action was taken after the intelligence inputs and to find out the role of any insider/local,” said an IB official.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has decided not to send its intelligence chief to India to attend a Saarc security conference beginning Thursday. According to a home ministry official, Director General of the Intelligence Bureau of Pakistan Aftab Sultan will not attend the meeting and the country will be represented by an official of the Pakistan High Commission.

The two-day conference will be attended by IB chief Dineshwar Sharma and his other Saarc counterparts.

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