Expect Pakistan’s support in Pathankot attack probe: NIA

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New Delhi, Jan. 5 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said that it expects cooperation from Pakistan for tracing the perpetrators of the Pathankot Air Base attack, saying it was clear that they were from Pakistan on the basis of the calls they made.

“We will provide Pakistan with the evidence and we expect cooperation from them. The terrorists were from Pakistan and it can be said on basis of phone calls that were made,” NIA DG Sharad Kumar told ANI.

“Three FIRs have been registered. The first one being for kidnapping the taxi driver, second for kidnapping the SP and the third one for attacking the Air Force station,” he added.

The NIA team today reached the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot to begin its investigation of the three cases lodged in connection with the ongoing terror attack.

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The NIA had registered three cases at local police stations in Punjab yesterday to probe the ‘conspiracy’ angle behind the attack.

The first case which was filed under Sections 364, 365, 367,368, 397, 398, 419 and 171 of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act, pertains to the abduction of Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh.

The second and the third cases are related to the killing of the Innova taxi driver and the attack on the air base respectively.

An SP-ranked officer has been made the Chief Investigating Officer of the case.

Meanwhile, Pakistan condemned the terrorist attack in Pathankot and said that they were working on the ‘leads’ provided by India as a sign of their ‘commitment’.

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“We have extended our deepest condolences to the Government and people of India. In line with Pakistan’s commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the Government is in touch with the Indian government and is working on the leads provided by it,” Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in statement. (ANI)

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