The agency believes that they have provided tactical support and logistics to the four militants who crossed from Pakistan to attack the airbase. Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation had issued RCNs against JeM leader Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf.
NIA also sent a supplementary Letters Rogatory – third in the series since March – with evidence on individuals and entities linked with JeM.
“Pakistan has so far not responded to any of our communication or previous LRs. But we remain optimistic as we have strong evidences,’’ a senior NIA official told DNA.
Security personnel in Pathankot IndianExpress
Pakistan’s five-member JIT visited India from March 27 to April 1, during which they visited the air base and recorded statements of 16 witnesses.
Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team at the NIA headquaters in New Delhi Hindu
“We have a strong case to visit Pakistan as the individuals and entities related to JeM and Pathankot attack are there. We have provided them (Pakistan) with all the evidence, establishing that the militants are Pakistani residents, after which they even registered an FIR there. Now it is upto them to proceed and take action,” the NIA officer said.