Pathankot Probe: A Team Will Visit Pakistan Soon, NIA Confirms

Sharad Kumar, DG NIA tells the media that the Pakistan JIT is collecting admissible evidence to enable prosecution.

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Sharad Kumar, Director General of the National Investigation Agency. (Photo: ANI)

A team of Indian investigators will visit Pakistan to continue their probe in the Pathankot terror attack case, the NIA announced on Friday.

Addressing the media NIA Director General Sharad Kumar said, “We told them we want to send a team to Pakistan. They have welcomed the idea.”

Here’s What NIA Shared With the Pak JIT

  • Presented them with concrete evidence against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) members who planned the attack and also handlers of the terrorists who guided them.
  • Shared the identity and address of four terrorists and requested them to confirm the same.
  • The team was given access to 16 witnesses including SP Salwinder Singh.

What NIA Sought From the JIT

  • Presented them with the idea that an Indian team will visit Pakistan. The Pakistan JIT welcomed it.
  • Sought voice samples of some senior members of the JeM and DNA samples of the mother of slain terrorist Nasir Hussain.
  • Requested to verify articles seized from terrorists including arms and ammunition.
  • JIT informed the NIA team that admissible evidence is being collected in Pakistan too, which will enable the prosecution in the court of law.

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