Why seek Pak help, if JeM is behind Pathankot attack: Parl panel

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 04, 2016 00:01 IST
Indian soldiers stand guard inside an airbase in Pathankot, India, Monday, Jan 4, 2016. (HT Photo)

A parliamentary panel on Tuesday asked the government the reason behind seeking Pak help to investigate the terror attack on Pathankot air base though it was clear that terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit based in that country were involved in the strike.

“...terrorists belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad, based in Pakistan, have been found to be behind this attack but the Committee would like to be apprised what made the government of India to seek the help of Pakistan into investigation of this terror attack and invite a Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan to India,” the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs observed.

Its report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Pakistan had visited India for five days in March to collect evidence on terrorists who carried out the January 2 attack on Pathankot air base.

India has also sought a visit of NIA to Pakistan in connection with the probe.

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