Pathankot attack probe: NIA finds a pattern by JeM to rake up Afzal Guru issue

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Bengaluru, May 26: The Pathankot probe may be going no where in Pakistan, but in India, the National Investigation Agency continues to get more evidence.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad which was behind this attack had one single agenda while carrying out the attack at Pathankot and two in Jammu and Kashmir. They were attempting to rake up the Afzal Guru issue.

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The Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who carried out the attacks left behind notes which clearly indicate that they were fighting for the cause of Afzal Guru who was hanged after being held guilty in the Parliament attack case. The forensic examination of the notes has certified them as genuine.

Raking up Afzal Guru:

Apart from the Pathankot attack, the Jaish terrorists were involved in two attacks in Jammu and Kashmir on March 20 and 21 2015. They then followed it up with an attack on the Pathankot air force station. There is a pattern behind these attacks an NIA official informed Oneindia.

The attacks were all on the armed forces and each one had a common message and that was they were avenging the killing of Afzal Guru. These terrorists wanted to make the Afzal Guru issue an emotive one. They were trying to provoke the people of Kashmir to rake up this issue.

Under protection:

Meanwhile in Pakistan, the probe into the Pathankot attack is moving at a slow pace. There has been no action taken against Maulana Masood Azhar or his brother Asghar Rauf. Instead they continue to be under protective custody at Bhawalpur which is the base of the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Pakistan has constantly maintained that Azhar is under protective custody. Indian officials term this as a joke and question the need to protect a terrorist who was involved in an assassination of their own former President General Pervez Musharaff.

Moreover, there has also been no communication from Pakistan as yet on the dates for the NIA to visit. The NIA has been saying that they want to visit Pakistan to probe the case.

However, Pakistan is yet to respond to the request. While the NIA feels that they would be given dates soon, the chances of questioning Azhar is impossible, they also say.

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