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Pathankot attack: A meeting at Tihar jail under the scanner


Pathankot, Jan 5:A meeting between an army officer and Jagtar Singh Hawara, who was convicted for his role in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh, is under the scanner of both the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Delhi police.

A Delhi police official informed OneIndia that they are trying to find out if the meetings between the two at the Tihar Jail had anything to do with the Pathankot attack.

[Timeline of Pathankot terror attack]

Tihar Jail

"There has been intelligence since 2007 that Sikh militant groups are trying to revive militancy in Punjab. In this context we wanted to learn if the meeting had any connection with the Pathankot attack," said the officer.

Meeting under scanner:

The Delhi police questioned an army Major after it was found that he had met with Hawara several times at the Tihar jail.

[Pathankot terror attack: Were terrorists helped by a familiar face on the border?]

It is a well known fact that several Sikh militants, who escaped, had taken shelter in Pakistan with the help of the ISI.

In return for this favour, the ISI may have sought the help of some of the militants to help the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants infiltrate into India and also provide logistic help.

The questioning of the officer has not revealed anything relevant as of now. He is being questioned for two days now, the officer noted.

The police are also likely to question Hawara in connection with this case.

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