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Govt hopeful of NIA team's visit to Pak to probe Pathankot attacks

PTI
Published Apr 18, 2016, 8:37 pm IST
Updated Apr 18, 2016, 8:37 pm IST
Pak envoy Abdul Basit had indicated last fortnight that Indian investigators may not be allowed to visit Pakistan to pursue the probe.
Official sources said Pakistan has backtracked from its promise to allow the Indian team's visit there to probe the January 2 Pathankot terror attack case apparently after finding that NIA has enough evidence to nail ISI's links with terrorists involved in it. (Photo: PTI)
 Official sources said Pakistan has backtracked from its promise to allow the Indian team's visit there to probe the January 2 Pathankot terror attack case apparently after finding that NIA has enough evidence to nail ISI's links with terrorists involved in it. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Amid thaw in Indo-Pak relations, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government was hopeful a team of National Investigation Agency will soon visit the neighbouring country to gather evidence in connection with the Pathankot terror attack.

"We are hopeful that a team of NIA will visit Pakistan soon," the Minister of State for Home told reporters here.

 

Read: Pak backtracks after seeing NIA evidence on terror links, say sources

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit had indicated last fortnight that Indian investigators may not be allowed to visit Pakistan to pursue the probe in connection with the Pathankot attack.

Read: Pathankot attack: NIA to seek access to JeM chief Masood Azhar, others

However, India countered it by saying that before the visit of a Pakistani Joint Investigation Team here last month, both sides had agreed that it would be on the basis of reciprocity.

Read: Pathankot terror attack: Pakistan gives clean chit to JeM chief

 

Official sources said Pakistan has backtracked from its promise to allow the Indian team's visit there to probe the January 2 Pathankot terror attack case apparently after finding that NIA has enough evidence to nail ISI's links with terrorists involved in it. Basit had also said that at present the peace process between India and Pakistan is "suspended".

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