The Joint Investigation Team is at Pathankot to probe the terror attack on the air force station. The team which arrived at Pathankot amidst protests by the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have a stringent set of rules to follow.
There are various aspects to this probe and the NIA has decided what the JIT can access and what they cannot. An NIA official part of the Pathankot probe tells OneIndia that only select areas will be accessible. There are steps taken to ensure that he also added.
What is allowed and what is off limits?
Allowed- The perimeter wall which was used by the terrorists to scale the air force station.
Not allowed- The area which did not form part of the attack. White, olive and red cloth is in place to demarcate the area. This would mean that the JIT will not be able to see the area other than what the terrorists had attacked.
Allowed- A building at which the terrorists had stayed the night before the attack.
Allowed- The barracks of the Defence Security Corps which was attacked.
Allowed- Entry point of terrorists before they entered India. Site where the taxi driver Ikagar Singh was murdered after the terrorists had hitched a ride from him.
Allowed- The spot where the Gurdaspur SP were abducted.
Not allowed- Questioning witnesses who are part of the NSG, IAF and the BSF/
Allowed- Questioning the Punjab SP, his friend, Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal. Questioning the 17 other witnesses who were injured is also permitted.