Pathankot terror attack: We have asked for voice samples of Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf, says NIA chief Sharad Kumar

Pakistan probe team will record statement of witnesses in connection with Pathankot terror probe from Thursday. 

Pathankot terror attack: We have asked for voice samples of Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf, says NIA chief Sharad Kumar
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Delhi: Top officials of India's anti-terror probe agency NIA, who held wide-ranging talks with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan, have sought the voice samples of Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of terror group JeM and his brother besides details of a trust run by the outfit.

"We have asked for voice samples of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf as also the voice sample of Khayyam Baber (mother of terrorist Nasir killed during the Pathankot attack)," NIA Chief Sharad Kumar said after the meeting. 

Nasir was said to have spoken to his mother during the attack.

On the other hand, Pakistani probe team will record statement of witnesses in connection with Pathankot terror probe from Thursday. 

The team will also record statement of Superintendent of Police rank officer of Punjab, Salvinder Singh.

Pakistani JIT was handed over a list of 300 questions by the NIA during the day-long deliberations that took place at the latter's headquarters.

 

The JIT arrived here this week for a probe into the Pathankot terror strike by Pakistan-based JeM.

The Pakistani team was taken to various spots in Pathankot yesterday, including the 'crime scene' inside the air base. 

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.

 

They are scheduled to return on April two.

On the intervening night of January 1-2, terrorists had struck at the strategic Indian Air Force base in Pathankot and in the ensuing gunbattle seven security personnel had been killed.

Bodies of four terrorists were also recovered after the fierce encounter that lasted over 80 hours.

The bodies of the perpetrators have been kept at a morgue in Pathankot.

(With PTI inputs)

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