New Delhi, Jan 20: When Pakistan commenced the probe into the Pathankot attack, it appeared to be a very promising one. However things have relatively slowed down in Pakistan and indications are that the probe has not made any major progress.
India has been seeking documentary evidence of the action taken by Pakistan, but none have been shared as yet.
Around 25 persons had been rounded up in Pakistan and questioned based on the evidence shared by India, but no cases have been registered as yet.
There is no clarity on the charges that have been filed against these persons. Sources tell OneIndia that it does not appear that any charges have been filed as of now.
Detained may be released:
At the moment, several persons are under detention in Pakistan. All these detentions had taken place two days after India shared evidence. However all these persons have been questioned, but no charges have been filed. There is nothing to suggest that an FIR too has been filed.
This would mean that these persons get the benefit of a release in 60 days. The law states that no person can be kept under detention for over 60 days if charges are not filed. India is hoping that the probe against these persons will continue and the prosecutors in Pakistan will eventually file charges and try them.
Pakistan feels that India is not sharing enough evidence with it. The communication between India and Pakistan held on various levels in connection with the probe suggests that the latter is not entirely happy with the evidence that they have been given.
Moreover a special investigating team that has been set up by Pakistan has been clearly told that India will not allow it into the Pathankot air force station. This has not gone down too well with Pakistan.
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Indian officials say that they expected this kind of attitude from Pakistan. In Pakistan when it comes to outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad there are limitations. This is primarily because they don the role of proxies and strategic assets to the ISI.