Pakistan JIT visit a disgrace for nation, claims Congress

New Delhi: The Congress Party on Sunday slammed the BJP-led NDA Government’s move to permit a joint investigation team (JIT) from Pakistan to visit the Pathankot Air Force Base, saying this one step by the Modi government has led too much disgrace for the nation.

“We are democratic country, our institution are far stronger than Pakistan. they are coming here because I believe they don’t trust our investigating agencies or whatever evidence we produce. That means we are going to allow a country to come into our sovereign land because they don’t trust us? Are we going to shame our agencies in front of Pakistani agencies? I think this one step by the Modi government has led to so much disgrace to the nation which is unfathomable for me,” Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI here.

He also said that the Pakistan’s JIT visiting India is something which is beyond his comprehension.

“I cannot understand why the Pakistani investigating agency has to come to India in a crime committed against Indians. You are the perpetrators; your people have been training terrorist groups and inciting people to create terror against India and now u have to come here to investigate? I just cannot understand,” he added.

Dikshit further asked whether India can go to various parts of Pakistan where India have firm evidence that Pakistan is training people and inciting people against India.

Expressing parallel sentiments, another congress leader P.L. Punia said that it is unfortunate that the Pakistani JIT had to come to India to investigate.

“JIT is going everywhere; there is no question of limited access. This is unfortunate that Pakistan does not want to believe what the army, Air force is saying,” he said.

A five-member Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is in Pathankot today to carry out the investigation into the terror attack on the Indian Air Force Base.

Interacting with reporters yesterday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said he had especially denied permission to the foreign investigative team to go anywhere near the airbase.

He, however, said the Pathankot terror attack was being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), and thus, it was within the purview of the NIA to give permission to the Pakistan JIT to probe the crime scene.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has given a detailed presentation to the visiting Pakistani probe team on the evidence collected with regard to Pathankot airbase terror attack case.

The JIT reached New Delhi on Sunday to carry forward the probe and met the NIA officers yesterday. (ANI)