'We'll pick up Masood Azhar if you can't’: Amarinder Singh to Imran Khan
New Delhi, Feb 19: In a strong response to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over Pulwama attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the mastermind of the attack, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, was in Pakistan, and if the country was unable to nab the terrorist, "we will do it for you".
"Dear Imran Khan, you have Jaish chief Masood Azhar sitting in Bahawalpur and masterminding the attacks with ISI help. Go pick him up from there. If you can't let us know, we'll do it for you. BTW what has been done about the proofs of Mumbai's 26/11 attack. Time to walk the talk," Singh tweeted.
Singh was responding to the comment of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that he would act if India gave evidence of his country's involvement in Pulwama terror attack.
Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terror group had claimed responsibility of Pulwama attack in which suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar targeted a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on February 14. The attack killed 40 soldiers and injured others.
India has built pressure on Pakistan by scrapping the 'Most Favoured Nation' status and increasing import duty on Pakistani goods.
Imran backed his country despite Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack.
"I did not speak before on the (Pulwama) attack because the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was here. I am now responding. We were busy planning this really important visit and won't want to sabotage it by helping such an attack take place. Even if this visit was not happening, we have nothing to gain from such an attack," Imran said.
"I also want to ask the Indian government that if you want to blame Pakistan for anything that happens in Kashmir, you are only making Pakistan the whipping boy. If you (Indian government) think you will attack us,we will not think of retaliating. We will retaliate," he said.