Pak JIT says Pathankot attack staged to malign Islamabad: Pak media

  • ANI
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2016 10:59 IST
Pakistani Joint Investigation Team returning after their investigation inside Pathankot IAF base on Tuesday. Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists had attacked the IAF base recently) (PTI)

With Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that is probing the Pathankot attack, set to table the report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sections of the Pakistan media have claimed that the report accuses India of using the attack as part of its vicious propaganda against Islamabad.

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Sources told Pakistan Today that the JIT has slammed India over its claims of Pakistani hand in the attack, saying that New Delhi continues to expand its propaganda without having any solid evidence to back the claim.

One of the JIT members said that the brutal murder of NIA official Tanzil Ahmed, who was probing into the Air Base attack is evidence that India wants to keep the matter under wraps, reported Pakistan Today.

The report also claims that the Indian Government did not cooperate with the JIT and instead made efforts to hinder the probe by the Pakistani team.

On Friday, the JIT returned to Pakistan after their five-day visit to India during which all evidence pertaining to the January 2016 attack was shared with them, including the DNA of four terrorists, their identities as well as call records showing involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The JIT had on Thursday examined 13 witnesses, including former Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh.

Pakistani terrorists attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station in January this year, in which four attackers and two security forces personnel were killed in the gun battle, with an additional security force member dying from injuries hours later.

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