Pathankot attack: India to send LR to Pakistan again

Pathankot attack: India to send LR to Pakistan again

Pathankot attack: India to send LR to Pakistan again

 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon send Letters Rogatory (LR) to Pakistan providing details and addresses of four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists involved in the Pathankot terror attack.

The judicial document is being sent to Pakistan though there is no clear commitment from Islamabad whether it would allow a reciprocal visit by Indian investigators.

The NIA is now providing the addresses of four Pakistani terrorists involved in the attack on Pathankot airbase though Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which visited India recently, did not respond when New Delhi sought details about the place of residence of the terrorists.

After the agency had published the photographs on its website, it had received emails, some of them from Pakistan, giving information about the whereabouts of the terrorists. The NIA had shared the pictures and addresses they collected through various means with the JIT.

During the verification of the information gathered through emails, the NIA showed the pictures and addresses to some of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed members lodged in jails here and got important inputs from them.

The Indian investigators have identified the four terrorists as Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakr, Umer Farooq and Abdul Qayum.

According to Indian investigators, Hussain had called his mother Khayyam Babbar just before the terrorists launched the attack.

The NIA claims that Hussain’s address is located at Vehari, 100 kms from Multan in Pakistan. His residence was House number WB-89, Mohalla Chak, Vehari, Multan.

Abu Bakr was a resident of Gujranwala in Pakistan while Umer Farooq stayed in Madni Road, Mohalla Madisah of Shahdadpur. Qayum’s address was Chachar, Tehsil Pano Akil, Sukkur.

Earlier, India had asked for voice samples of Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf and Hussain’s mother Khayyam through LR.

The NIA has also approached the Interpol for issuing a Red Corner Notice against Masood Azhar and three others in the Pathankot terror strike.

MHA to seek written commitment

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to ask the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to seek a written commitment from Pakistan for the visit of an NIA team to the neighbouring country for Pathankot terror strike probe, DHNS reports from New Delhi.

The reciprocal visit to Pakistan by the NIA has been under a cloud soon after the visit of Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team to India for the Pathankot probe.  Official sources said the MHA has asked the MEA to ask for the commitment on the visit whenever the next bilateral engagement takes place.


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