Pathankot probe: Pak team gets visa, NIA examines Punjab SP again

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2016 01:13 IST
A soldier stands guard outside the Pathankot air base.. (HT File Photo)

India on Friday issued visas to five-member Pakistani joint investigation team (JIT) for a four-day visit to New Delhi and Pathankot in connection with the airbase attack probe.

“We have issued visas to five Pakistani officials, who will be going to India to get evidence about the Pathankot attack,” an Indian High Commission spokesperson said in Pakistan.

The five-member probe team is headed by the chief of Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) additional inspector general of police Muhammad Tahir Rai.

During the visit, the Pakistani team will interact with the sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the January 2 airbase attack, allegedly carried out by the gunmen who came from across the border.

Ahead of the Pak team’s visit, the NIA once again examined key witnesses – a superintendent in Punjab police Salwinder Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and a jeweler friend Rajesh Verma as it anticipates that investigators coming from Islamabad may seek access to them. “We have no objection if the Pakistani JIT seeks access to Salwinder or any other witness in the case,” said NIA chief Sharad Kumar.

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