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Pak JIT welcomes request to visit Pakistan for Pathankot probe: NIA

The National Investigation Agency said on Friday a Pakistani joint investigation team probing the Pathankot attack welcomed its request for a visit to the neighbouring nation to carry out its own probe into the assault that left seven Indian soldiers dead.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2016 16:31 IST
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The members of the Pakistan JIT was given access to 16 witnesses including superintendent of police Salwinder Singh, Kumar said.
The members of the Pakistan JIT was given access to 16 witnesses including superintendent of police Salwinder Singh, Kumar said.(PTI File Photo)

The National Investigation Agency said on Friday a Pakistani joint investigation team probing the Pathankot attack welcomed its request for a visit to the neighbouring nation to carry out its own probe into the assault that left seven Indian soldiers dead.

“The Pakistan JIT welcomed the idea that a team of NIA would like to visit Pakistan and carry forward the probe (into the attack),” NIA chief Sharad Kumar said.

The JIT was given access to 16 witnesses including superintendent of police Salwinder Singh, Kumar said.

The meeting between Indian and Pakistani investigators has been “positive” and the Pakistani side “has not contradicted” India’s findings in the Pathankot airbase attack probe, Union minister Kiren Rijiju earlier said.

He, however, said no date has been fixed for the visit of the Indian investigation team to the neighbouring country.

“It all went well and satisfactorily. Our agencies have done whatever was necessary,” he said.

The Pakistani team was also handed over some documents which included the DNA report of the terrorists killed in the 80-hour gun battle with security forces.