Pathankot attack: Pakistan probe team arrives in India

The team will visit Pathankot tomorrow morning

New Delhi: A five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan that included an ISI official reached here yesterday to carry out a probe into the attack at the IAF base at Pathankot marking the first-ever such visit to the country to probe a terror case.

Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team arrives in New Delhi on Sunday to carry forward the probe into the brazen Pathankot attack. Pic/PTI
Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team arrives in New Delhi on Sunday to carry forward the probe into the brazen Pathankot attack. Pic/PTI

The team, which was received by officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Pakistan High Commission, will on Tuesday visit Pathankot. It flew in here by a special flight from Pakistan.

The team is headed by Chief of Punjab’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Muhammad Tahir Rai and comprises Lahore’s Deputy Director General Intelligence Bureau Mohammad Azim Arshad, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official Lt Col Tanvir Ahmed, Military Intelligence official Lt Col Irfan Mirza and Gujaranwala CTD Investigating Officer Shahid Tanveer.

The team would be going to the NIA headquarters today morning where they would be given a 90-minute presentation by NIA team about the probe conducted so far and evidences that show that the terror attack was planned from across the border in Pakistan, official sources said.

In the post-lunch session, the Pakistani team would be raising their set of questions to the NIA investigators to clear doubts, if any, before they fly to Pathankot in a special plane on Tuesday morning, the sources said.

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