Pathankot: Angry Congress workers took to the streets outside the Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot today to protest against the Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that is set to arrive here to begin the probe into the deadly attack on the Base. Chanting slogans against the Centre and holding placards saying “Pak JIT go back” the protestors also waved black flags and reached the gates of the Air Base, where defence personnel were seen trying to restrain them and stop them from entering the restricted area.
“First they come here and attack on our soil bleeding us and they pretend that they are trying to get justice. Congress will never stand this farce,” Harinder Kaur, a protestor told ANI. Meanwhile, the chopper carrying the Pakistan probe team and the NIA landed at the Amritsar’s commercial airport and are en route to the Air Base. The NIA yesterday gave a detailed presentation to the visiting Pakistani probe team on the evidence collected with regard to Pathankot airbase terror attack case.
Well placed NIA sources told ANI that the JIT held talks with the NIA members on the Pathankot attack investigation and NIA also gave presentation on facts and evidences. As far as Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) involvement in Pathankot attack was concerned, the Pakistani JIT did not deny the evidence furnished by the NIA, sources said. This is the first time that Pakistani intelligence and police officials are traveling to India to investigate a terror attack case. New Delhi has been pressing Islamabad for action on the attack by terrorists on the key Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, in January this year. Seven security personnel were martyred in the attack. All terrorists involved in the attack were also killed in the gun-battle.