Pathankot attack: Pak submits initial findings to India, says phone numbers of terrorists cannot be traced
Pakistan has submitted initial report to India regarding the Pathankot terror attack, as per media reports on Monday.
Delhi: Pakistan has submitted initial report to India regarding the Pathankot terror attack, as per media reports on Monday.
It has also reportedly told India that the phone numbers used by terrorists are not registered and cannot be traced to Pakistan.
"According to sources close to the development, the investigation report has been handed over to Indian authorities," The News International said, as per IANS.
It said Indian authorities provided Pakistan details of telephonic conversations that terrorists, believed to be Pakistanis, had had with their handlers and family members from the air base.
The News International report quoted unnamed sources as saying that the telephone numbers given by India were not registered in Pakistan.
"The investigation agencies were further investigating (leads) pertaining to Pathankot attackers," it said.
Meanwhile, Pakistani authorities carried out raids at different places following attack on the Pathankot airbase in India, leading to some arrests, intelligence officials said today.
They said that raids were carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts and an unspecified number of people were arrested.
"Probe has been going to ascertain if they were involved in the attack or some of them facilitated it," they said, as per PTI.
The arrests led Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order a Joint Investigation Team of IB, Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Federal Investigation Agency and Police to thoroughly probe the Pathankot attack links to Pakistan.
Sharif has already said that a transparent investigation will be made and those involved will not be spared.
India has provided telephone number in Pakistan contacted by the airbase attackers and given other inputs while asking Islamabad to take punitive actions against the handlers and possible mastermind.
(With Agency inputs)