Islamabad: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was formed in Pakistan to investigate the Pathankot incident on Friday formally recommended the federal government in Islamabad to launch a FIR against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar and other unidentified people.
The probe panel has recommended lodging of an FIR on the basis of information provided to Pakistan’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Naseer Khan by his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval.
Following the recommendation, Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) registered a First-Information Report (FIR) against the alleged Pathankot attackers, however JeM chief Masood Azhar’s name was missing in the FIR.
According to reports, NSA Doval gave information about phone calls made by alleged attackers which were made to cell phones and belonged to their arbitrary organisation.
The attack on Pathankot airbase had occurred on January 2 by heavily armed group at the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. The gun battle lasted for 17 hours; a total of 14 people were killed including six attackers, seven security personnel and one civilian.
A special investigation team set up by Pakistan to probe the assault found no evidence implicating the JeM leader, Pakistani security officials said last week.