SIT still investigating JeM involvement in Pathankot attack: Basit

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Friday said that a Special Investigation Team that was formed to probe into the Pathankot attack is still looking at the possibility of the Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) being involved in last month’s terror attack in Pathankot, Punjab.

“An SIT had been formed here. They are also investigating. We have to take the matter forward together,” Basit told ANI in an exclusive interview.

He also said that it was difficult to say something about the involvement of JeM at the moment as the national investigation agency is doing its investigation.

“As far as terrorism is concerned, both National Security Advisors are in touch with each other and are trying to take the matter forward,” Basit said.

On Sunday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the probe team for Islamabad will soon visit the Pathankot Air Force Base in Punjab and vowed to bring the findings from the investigation before all.

Earlier, India had welcomed the steps taken by Pakistan to investigate the antecedents of the terror strike in Pathankot allegedly by JeM, and pledged to extend all help to the latter’s special investigation team when it arrives in India.

The attack took place between January 1 and 4, 2016, and claimed the lives of seven persons, including an Indian Army Lt. Colonel. (ANI)

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