The United States has provided evidence in support of India’s accusation that Pakistan has had a hand in the Pathankot terror attack. According to the TOI, US has informed India’s NIA that IP addresses of Facebook pages and accounts related to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are located in Pakistan.
India has stated that the terrorists who attacked an Air Force Base in January 2-5 attacks in Pathankot were from JeM.
The US has also told the NIA that IP address of the website of the outfit’s financial arm, Al Rahmat Trust, is based in Pakistan too.
According to reports, the webpage of the trust was handled by someone named Tariq Siddiqui from Pakistan. The address of the uploaders is located in Karachi. It has also been revealed that the FB groups of which JeM handler Kashif Jaan and his friends contained pictures of the slain terrorists – Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakar, Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum. The group is related to jihad.
Soldiers carry the mortal remains of Commando CPL Gursewak Singh who was martyred during the attack. PTI
The call details revealed that the mobile number on Jaan’s FB account and the number that the terrorists called just before the attack is the same. Another number belonging to one ‘Mulla Daadullah’ was dialed. This number too is located in Pakistan.
The IP addresses of the sites belong to Pakistan-based telecom firms Telenor and Pakistan TeleCommunications Company Ltd, the US investigators discovered.
On January 2, 2016, five terrorists attacked the Pathankot airbase. The subsequent gun battle left six Indian security personnel martyred. All five terrorists were killed in the operation. While India allowed Pakistani investigators to enter the Indian Air Force Base in order to assist in the investigation, Islamabad denied the same to Indian investigators who wanted to probe JeM’s links in Pakistan.
The Pakistani Joint Investigation Team that was allowed access to the base to investigate the Pathankot terror attack. IANS
India and Pakistan’s ties have only gone downhill post the attack and especially since the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani in Kashmir.