Pathankot attack: Pakistan JIT team reaches NIA Head-Quarters in Delhi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 March 2016, 03:30 PM

Pathankot attack: The visiting Pakistan JIT team, which is investigating Pathankot attack, has reached NIA Head-Quarters in Delhi. They are here to record statements of the witnesses in the case, including a Superintendent of Police rank officer of Punjab. Top officials of India's anti-terror probe agency NIA, who held wide-ranging talks with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), meanwhile, have sought the voice samples of Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of terror group JeM said to have masterminded the assault, and his brother besides details of a trust run by the outfit.

Pakistani JIT headed by Additional Inspector General of Police, Counter Terrorism Department, Muhammad Tahir Rai, and also including ISI's Lt Col Tanvir Ahmed, was handed over a list of 300 questions by the NIA during the day-long deliberations that took place at the latter's headquarters. "We have asked for voice samples of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf as also the voice sample of Khayyam Baber (mother of terrorist Nasir killed during the Pathankot attack)," NIA Chief Sharad Kumar said after the meeting. Nasir was said to have spoken to his mother during the attack. (Also read. Pathankot attack: Pakistan JIT mandated to collect evidence)

The NIA sought access to Azhar and Rauf and told the visiting team that till the time India's request was pending with authorities in Islamabad, it would like the Pakistani JIT to question them about their role in the attack on the Pathankot air base and hand over their statement to the Indian agency. The JIT arrived here this week for a probe into the Pathankot terror strike by Pakistan-based JeM.

(with PTI Inputs)

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First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:03 AM
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