Media report says Pak rejected India’s request to quiz Azhar

A Pakistani media report today claimed that Pakistan has turned down India’s proposal to jointly interrogate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and other suspects of the Pathankot terror attack.

Azhar is being held in “protective custody” after the Pathankot attack earlier this month, The Nation reported.

Several other suspects have also been reportedly arrested and authorities have closed down a number of Jaish-e-Mohammad -run madarssas in different cities.

Azhar has been quizzed by Pakistani investigators, officials were quoted as saying by the daily.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad chief’s brother Mufti Abdul Rehman Rauf is also detained, the report said.

India wanted to send its investigators to interrogate Azhar and his brother but Pakistan “politely refused”, the daily said.