Pak detains Jaish chief?
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Banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad’s chief Maulana Masood Azhar and some of his key aides have been detained over the Pathankot attack, reports said on Wednesday, hours after Islamabad announced a crackdown on the banned group.
“He has been placed in preventive detention amid a probe into allegations of his involvement in the Pathankot attack,” a source was quoted as saying by Geo News channel.
Azhar’s brother Mufti Abdur Rauf and his brother-in-law Ashfaq Ahmed were detained along with him on Monday, Reuters quoted two unnamed officials as saying.
“We will keep them for as long as we need to carry out our investigation over India’s claims about the attack. We are resolved to take this investigation to its conclusion,” Reuters quoted a senior intelligence official as saying.
However, there was no official word on the development. India too said it had no confirmation from Pakistan about the detention of Azhar. The JeM was blamed by Indian authorities for the brazen assault on the Pathankot airbase, which killed seven security personnel. India has sought “prompt and decisive action” by Pakistan on actionable intelligence regarding the attack.