Attack on the Indian parliament in December 2001 was also allegedly carried out by the Masood Azhar's JeM. He and two other terrorists were released from an Indian prison in 1999 in exchange for release of 155 passengers of an Indian Airlines plane to Taliban-controlled Kandahar.
According to NDTV, Masood Azhar is hiding in Afghanistan. It will be a major setback for India as the country has been asking Pakistan to take action against the Pathankot air base attack mastermind.
India has provided evidence against Masood Azhar about his role in Pathankot attack. However, Pakistan has dismissed the evidence provided by India into the Pathankot terror attacks case.
Masood Azhar openly spews venom against India was not to be found at his base and hometown of Bahawalpur in South Punjab and may have gone into hiding much earlier, said a top sources to NDTV.