Pakistan ‘turns down’ India’s request for quizzing Jaish chief Masood Azhar

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Pakistan has reportedly turned down the Indian proposal to quiz Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar in connection with the attack on the Air Force base in Pathankot earlier this month.

A report published in Pakistani newspaper said that authorities in Pakistan had interrogated JeM chief while detaining his brother Mufti Abdul Rehman Rauf.

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The report said, “Pakistan is likely to send a Special Investigating Team to Pathankot in consultation with the government of India for further investigations.”

An attack by terrorists on 2 January in Pathankot had killed seven security personnel and five attackers. The operation by Indian Air Force, NSG and Indian Army had lasted for over 80 hours.

Many analysts had blamed the Indian government for messing up the anti-terror operation due to what they said was utter lack of coordination.

On Sunday, the French President Francois Hollande, who’s currently visiting India as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations on 26 January, had said India was ‘fully justified’ in asking Pakistan for justice against the perpetrators of the Pathankot terror attack earlier this month.

 

 

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