Indian investigation agency gives clean chit to Pakistan in Pathankot incident
NEW DELHI – National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General Sharad Kumar has said that there was no evidence so far to indicate direct complicity of the Pakistan government or Pakistani agencies in the Pathankot incident.
In an interview with Indian news channel News18, Kumar said: “No evidence to show that Pakistan government or Pakistani agency was helping militants carry out Pathankot attack.”
On being asked whether there was any inside help to terrorists in Pathankot, he said: “Investigation so far does not point to any inside hand.”
He added that the NIA had completed its India leg of investigation and were now waiting for Pakistan to allow the team to visit their country.
Kumar further said that chargesheet would be filed in the terror attack even if Pakistan did not give NIA access.
A Pakistan JIT had visited India in March in connection with the probe in the Pathankot terror attack. After the visit, NIA DG had said that the interaction with JIT was held in accordance with terms of reference mutually agreed on the basis of reciprocity.
The terrorists had entered the strategic air base at Pathankot on the intervening night of January one-two and mounted the brazen assault.