Islamabad: Rejecting India’s claim that the Gurdaspur attackers have crossed over to India from Pakistan and the terror plot originated on the other side of the border, Pakistan said the allegations were baseless.
Pakistan also said that such provocative statements are a threat to the peace process and asked India to provide concrete evidence before pointing fingers. "The Government of Pakistan categorically rejects the baseless allegations made by Mr Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India, in the Parliament, today," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said in a statement here.
He said Pakistan regrets the "unsubstantiated and unwarranted assertion that those involved in the Gurdaspur incident of 27 July, had entered India from Pakistan.
Pakistan believes that Home Minister's provocative comments are a threat to peace and security of the region." His comments came hours after Singh made a statement in Rajya Sabha linking Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, saying three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike.
Giving details of the attack, Singh said, "preliminary analyses of GPS data indicates that the terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan through the area near Tash in Gurdaspur district, where the Ravi river enters Pakistan."
On July 27, three fidayeen, believed to be members of the LeT, attacked passengers in a bus and stormed a police station in Gurdaspur, killing seven persons, including an SP, before being killed by security forces after a day-long operation.