NIA trashes Pak media claims of not cooperating with JIT

New Delhi: The National investigation Agency (NIA) has rubbished Pakistan media claims that India did not cooperate with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) during its probe into the Pathankot terror attack and failed to produce solid evidence to back its claim.

The NIA, according to sources, stated that India had given enough evidence in the form of intercepts, phone record, DNAs of terrorists, besides other things.

The top investigating agency said they have even provided additional information to Pakistan JIT as demanded.

Sources told ANI that the NIA even offered Pakistan’s JIT to show bodies of the dead terrorists but they refused to see them.

Rejecting reports circulating in the Pakistan media, the NIA has stated there is an element within Pakistan which wants to create confusion, adding the Indian investigating agency will not fall into such a trap.

With Pakistan’s JIT, probing the Pathankot attack, set to table the report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a section of the Pakistan media has claimed that the report accuses India of using the attack as part of its ‘vicious propaganda’ against Islamabad.

Sources told Pakistan Today that the JIT has slammed India over its claims of Pakistani hand in the attack, saying that New Delhi continues to expand its propaganda “without having any solid evidence to back the claim”.

The report also claims that the Indian Government did not cooperate with the JIT and instead made efforts to hinder the probe by the Pakistani team.

On Friday, the JIT returned to Pakistan after their five-day visit to India during which all evidence pertaining to the January 2016 attack was shared with them, including the DNA of four terrorists, their identities as well as call records showing involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The JIT had on Thursday examined 13 witnesses, including former Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh. (ANI)