FIR registered in Pathankot attack by Pakistan

Pathankot: An armored vehicle moves near the Indian Air Force base that was attacked by militants in Pathankot, Punjab on Saturday. PTI Photo  (PTI1_2_2016_000051B)

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have lodged an FIR into the Pathankot terror attack case. According to official sources in Islamabad, the FIR was registered at Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) centre at Gujranwala in Punjab province yesterday.

A CTD official said, the FIR was needed to start police and judicial proceedings on the basis of evidence collected in connection with the attack for which India has blamed Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), militant group.

India has identified Maulana Masood Azhar as the mastermind of the attack. It has also blamed his brother Rauf and five others for carrying out the attack that killed all six terrorists and seven Indian soldiers.

Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif had formed the six-member investigation team headed by Additional Inspector General of Punjab’s CTD Rai Tahir to probe India’s assertion that JeM was behind the attack.