National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials, probing the recent terror attack at the Army camp in Uri, are investigating 11 local shopkeepers, including a mobile phone retailer who sold SIM cards to the soldiers of 6 Bihar.
According to TIO report, the retailer has drawn the NIA’s attention for exceeding his business day at the camp by three hours last Saturday. The usual time for the daily closure of shops inside the Army camp is sunset, around 6.30pm.
“Although he’s an old hand at the brigade, he’d recently curried favour with troops when he gave SIM cards to them. The day before the attack, he didn’t go (shut shop) until 10pm, which is very unusual. He will be interrogated,” a top sleuth said.
Among the 11 being investigated are shopkeepers who sell wares such as school and Army uniforms, groceries and tableware. The NIA is also looking at a couple of other shopkeepers who sell mobile accessories.