NIA Gives More Evidence In Pathankot Attack But Pakistan Still Mum

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1:08 pm 18 May, 2016

National Investigating Agency (NIA) will issue fresh red corner notices against Jaish-e-Mohammad suspects Shahid Latif and Kashif Jan for their role in Pathankot attack.

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.



Though Pakistan is keeping mum on the issue, NIA is hoping that reissuing RCN will put pressure on them to act urgently against them.

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

Security personnel in Pathankot

Officials expect Pakistan to act  on the basis of reciprocity to allow Indian team to visit its soil and finish the joint investigation.

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

Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team at the NIA headquaters in New Delhi

“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.



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