Pathankot attacks: JIT Seeks Call Details & CCTV Footage


Pathankot: A day after its arrival in India, the five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan for probe into the Pathankot terror attacks met officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday.

According to sources, the Pakistan probe team sought all call details of Punjab police officer Salwinder Singh, who was interrogated by the NIA over the attack. They also sought the call details of Salwinder Singh’s family members.

Sources further said that the Pakistan JIT has asked for permission to interrogate the commander of Pathankot airbase.

In addition to the postmortem reports and DNA of attackers, the team sought access to mobile phones used by them. However, the Indian authorities are unlikely to handover the mobile phones as they are case property in the FIR in the case.

Apart from these, the Pakistan probe team has also asked for the copies of all FIRs registered in connection with the Pathankot terror attacks and car snatching, and CCTV footage available from border to airbase. They also want to record statements of BSF at Pathankot border.

The team will on Tuesday visit Pathankot for the probe into the attack at the Indian Air Force base carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) terror group on January 2.

The IAF airbase will be visually barricaded by NIA to prevent any view of its critical areas and NIA team would show some of the areas where the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were engaged in an 80-hour-long gun battle with security personnel.

India plans to provide the probe team from Pakistan access to all witnesses in the Pathankot terror attack case but not security personnel from National Security Guard or the BSF.

The sources said that cooperation to the Pakistani team would be based on the principle of reciprocity hoping that an Indian team would be allowed to travel to Pakistan at a later date.

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