Investigation Team From India To Visit Pak For Pathankot Terror Attack Probe

01/04/2016 7:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA MARCH 28: Members of the Pakistan's Joint Investigation Team formed to probe into the Pathankot airbase attack, arrive at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi.(Photo by India Today Group/Getty Images/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Following the Pakistani Joint Investigation Team’s India visit to probe into the Pathankot airbase attack that killed seven Indian soldiers, an investigation team from India will now visit the neighbouring country for investigation.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan, which on Friday concluded its six-day discussions with the National Investigation Agency (NIA), has welcomed the Indian agency’s proposal to visit Pakistan for probe.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said that no date has been fixed yet for the visit of the Indian investigation team to Pakistan.

The meeting between Indian and Pakistani investigators has been "positive" and the Pakistani side "has not contradicted" India's findings in the Pathankot airbase attack probe, he said.

“They (Pakistani team) have not contradicted our findings. It all went well and satisfactorily. Our agencies have done whatever was necessary," he said.

The Pakistani team was handed over some more documents which included DNA report of the four terrorists killed in the 80-hour gun battle with security forces.

Rijiju earlier had defended the decision to allow a Pakistani team to visit the IAF base to probe the terror strike saying no one should do politics on national security issues.

Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and Shiv Sena had criticised the government for allowing the Pakistani team to visit the forward airbase in Punjab.

The NIA has already handed over a list of 300 questions besides seeking voice samples of Jaish Chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf and Khayyam Baber (mother of slain terrorist Nasir). Nasir was claimed to have spoken to his mother during the attack.

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 air base and hand over their statement to the Indian agency.

Kumar said the Pakistani side informed the NIA team that one of the Jaish handlers Kashif Jaan, who is believed to have accompanied the terrorists up to the border was missing ever since his name surfaced and assured that Pakistani police was looking for him.

NIA also identified another Jaish terrorist Shahid Latif as one of the handlers of the Pathankot perpetrators and sought his thorough interrogation, Kumar said, adding details about 'Al Rehmat Trust' run by JeM were also sought from them.

Details of two websites, which carried a message of Abdul Rauf after the terror strike, were also shared with them and they were asked to provide details for the same, he said. Both the websites have gone off the Internet.

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