Masood Azhar Under Detention In Pakistan: Sources


New Delhi: A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, sources said Jaish-e-Mohammad chief and Pathankot attack mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar is under detention in Pakistan.

The sources told CNN-IBN that Pakistan is under pressure as there isn’t a specific legal charge established against Masood Azhar.

Swaraj on Thursday said that Pakistan’s joint investigation team will arrive in India on March 27 and will be starting its probe into the Pathankot terror attacks case on March 28.

“It is not possible that Pathankot be not discussed in my meeting with Sartaj Aziz. The date for joint investigation team visit has been decided. It will arrive on March 27 night and will begin their work on March 28,” Swaraj said.

Swaraj met Aziz and held bilateral talks in Nepal on Thursday. This was the first meeting between the two leaders since the Pathankot attacks that took place in January.

During a joint press conference with Swaraj, Aziz expressed satisfaction over the way the Pathankot incident was handled on both sides.

Terrorists attacked an IAF base in Pathankot on January 1 killing seven security personnel before being gunned down in an operation which lasted more than three days.

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