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Shiv Sena terms NIA’s proposed visit to Pakistan as mere ‘chai pe charcha’

Mumbai: Taking a dig at a proposed visit of a National Investigation Agency (NIA) team to Pakistan to nail down Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar’s alleged involvement in the Pathankot air base terror attack, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday termed it as a mere ‘chai pe charcha’, adding that these kinds of visits between India and Pakistan agencies keep on happening and end up without result.

“Tea party is going on. We want Azhar Masood, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim. Should our investigation go that far or should our people just visit Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi and return? Their team came and it constituted ISIS member.we have seen that. Our people would also go there. These visits would go on. This is a mere chai pe charcha,” Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut told ANI.

After the Pakistani probe team’s visit to India, it is reported that the NIA officials will make a return visit to Pakistan to probe the role of Azhar and his brother Abul Rauf in the deadly terror attack at the Pathankot air base.

The NIA is expected to seek access to Azhar, his brother Rauf and some key players like Kashif Jaan, identified by Indian investigators as the main handler of the slain terrorists.

The five-member Pakistani team visited Pathankot on March 29 and was given restricted access to the airbase attacked by terrorists on January 2 killing seven security personnel. (ANI)