IN­DIA WANTS PAK TO AT LEAST FILE PO­LICE RE­PORT OVER PATHANKOT

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Shishir Gupta shishir.gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: In­dia wants Pak­istan to at least reg­is­ter a po­lice re­port and name the per­sons and group in­volved in the Pathankot air­base at­tack al­most a month ago. New Delhi has used back chan­nels to sup­ply Is­lam­abad with ev­i­dence and the iden­ti­ties of at­tack­ers and con­spir­a­tors but the pace and ur­gency of the re­sponse on the Pak­istan side is grow­ing into a ma­jor stum­bling block for re­sump­tion of the bi­lat­eral di­a­logue.

Top gover nment sources said that there is ev­i­dence to in­di­cate that Pak­istan en­force­ment agen­cies ques­tioned Jaishe- Mo­hhamad chief Maulana Ma­sood Azhar for a cou­ple of hours on the Pathankot at­tack and are still keep­ing a watch over t he rad­i­cal I slamist. In­tel­li­gence re­ports also in­di­cate that some religious sem­i­nar­ies in south­ern Pun­jab and Sialkot have been os­ten­si­bly sealed with an­other 20 per­sons rounded up and ques­tioned by the po­lice for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Pak­istan has nei­ther shared any part of its on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion nor has it named the per­sons be­hind the at­tack whose iden­ti­ties were shared by New Delhi.

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