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Indian probe team to visit Pakistan for Pathankot terror attack probe

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 April 2016, 06:05 PM

India will now send its team of investigators to Pakistan to gather evidence that terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed and its chief, Masood Azhar were the mastermind of the terror attack on Pathankot’s air base in January. Sharad Kumar, the head of the National Investigation Agency, has said that Pakistan has welcomed the decision.

The Pakistani JIT has just concluded its six-day discussions with the NIA on the probe into the Pathankot terror attack. The visiting officials have recorded statements of witnesses and collected DNA report of slain terrorists.

The Pakistani team arrived in India on March 27 and recorded statements of 16 witnesses, including Superintendent of Police-rank officer of Punjab Salwinder Singh, his jeweller-friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal. A group of men from the Pakistani side had crossed the border into Punjab and attacked the Pathankot air base, killing seven military personnel.

First Published: Friday, April 01, 2016 06:04 PM

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