Pakistan unlikely to allow NIA team's visit to country: Report
According to CNN-IBN, top Pakistani officials have told the channel that the NIA team will not be given any access to Pathankot attack accused and JeM chief Masood Azhar.
New Delhi: Pakistan may not give permission to the NIA team to visit the country or meet JeM chief Masood Azhar in connection with the Pathankot terror attack investigation, a media report said on Monday.
According to CNN-IBN, top Pakistani officials have told the channel that the NIA team may not be allowed to visit the country or meet Pathankot attack accused Masood Azhar.
“Don't expect reciprocity in Pathankot attack probe. India (is) doing (a) shoddy probe and maligning Pakistan by dragging in ISI,” the TV channel quoted an official as saying. He further added that Pakistan's “JIT team was taken to the crime scene in Pathankot only for 45 minutes”.
Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is believed to be the mastermind of Pathankot attack.
A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan had toured India recently as part of its probe into the attack in which several security personnel were killed.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the case in India, had handed over the DNA samples of four slain terrorists involved in the attack and other evidences to the JIT so it could bring to book the perpetrators.