Pakistan registers FIR in Pathankot attack case

10:04 AM | 19 Feb, 2016
Pakistan registers FIR in Pathankot attack case
GUJRANWALA (Staff Report) - Pakistan has formally registered an FIR in Pathankot airbase attack case, as part of ongoing investigation into terrorist attack that killed four personnel of Indian military on January 2 this year.

The FIR has been registered against unidentified terrorists in Gujranwala Counter Terrorism Police Station under the sections 302, 309 and 301 of Pakistan Penal Code and section 7 of Anti-terrorism Act.

The interior ministry deputy secretary Aitzaz-uddin is main complainant of the FIR, which also states the phone numbers provided by Indian intelligence agencies.

Meanwhile the police officials have said that nobody has formally been arrested in the case. The investigation team will now look into the case and if body arrested would be produced in court for trial, the police said.

A group of terrorists attacked Indian airbase in Pathankot and killed several military officials. All of the attackers were killed during cleanup operation.

Indian officials blamed that attackers had come from Pakistan and were in contact with the planners in Pakistan during the attack on airbase.

A top level investigation team comprising of Intelligence Bureau officials has been investigating the matter in Pakistan, after India exchanged few leads about involvement of Pakistanis in the attack. The team is also expected to visit India.

Pakistan has also taken several members of Jaish-e-Mohammad including Moulana Masood Azhar, who according to India planned the attack, into protective custody and registration of FIR indicates that Islamabad plans to formally arrest these people.