Pathankot probe: NIA has 300 questions for Pakistan's JIT
Pathankot, April 1: The National Investigation Agency has handed over to the Joint Investigation Team a set of 300 questions to be answered in connection with the probe into the Pathankot attack. The JIT has assured the NIA to examine these questions and provide an answer at the earliest.
While the NIA has sought the voice samples of Abdul Rauf Asghar and Maulana Masood Azhar, the agency has however pointed out to the JIT that in the interim it would be better if the duo are questioned in Pakistan. The JIT has agreed to look into the demand and assured that the duo would be questioned by them.
300 questions for the JIT:
The JIT which will wrap up its visit today has examined the witnesses including the Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police, Salwinder Singh who was abducted by the terrorists prior to the attack. The NIA informed the JIT that the four terrorists had come from Pakistan and prima facie the latter was convinced of the same.
An NIA official informed OneIndia that the JIT seemed convinced that the terrorists had entered India from Pakistan and they did not deny the same either.
The officer also informed that the JIT has been given a set of 300 questions to be answered. If the same is answered then there would be a closure to the case. The JIT has assured to look into the same.
The way forward:
Today the JIT would wrap up its visit to India. The JIT and the NIA would hold discussions on how to take the probe forward. So far both agencies appear to be cooperating and there have been no hiccups what so ever. The visit by the NIA would largely depend on the response it gets from the JIT.
The JIT on the other hand is expected to seek some time before it could provide the relevant answers. Prior the NIA visit to Pakistan, the JIT is likely to question both Rauf and Azhar who are brothers and also masterminds of the Pathankot attack.