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‘Pak doesn’t want legal system to function’: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday attacked Pakistan for seeking evidence against any Pakistani involved in terrorist activity on Indian soil, saying that the country’s establishment doesn’t want the legal system to function to ensure that such people are brought to books.

“India has always given evidence to Pakistan to take action against the perpetrators of terror but the Pakistan establishment doesn’t want the legal system to function to ensure that such people are brought to the book,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Syed Qazi Khalilullah had said that India should provide evidence of any Pakistani involved in terrorist activity on Indian soil, adding that they have constantly asked India to refrain from accusations.

According to the Dawn, the statement from Pakistan’s foreign office comes following Indian claim that Usman Faisal, a militant captured on Wednesday after a deadly attack on a military convoy in the Kashmir region, was a Pakistani.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier made a statement in both the Houses of Parliament on the terrorist attack at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and condemned the persistent attempts by terrorists from across the border to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh informed that one of the two militants involved in the attack was killed, while one was subsequently apprehended by the local people and the police.

“The apprehended terrorist was brought to Jammu, where he is being questioned by the concerned authorities. Preliminary interrogation of the captured terrorist reveal his identity as Md. Naveed Yakub @ Usman, r/o Faisalabad (Pakistan). He also revealed the identity of his slain accomplice as Md. Nomen @ Nomin (code name) r/o Bhawalpur, Pakistan,” he said.