Pakistan registers FIR against Pathankot attack

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department registered a case against the Pathankot attackers at a polices station in Gujranwala, Aaj News reported.

According to reports, the counter-terrorism department (CTD) of the Punjab police lodged FIR number 06/2016 in CTD police station Gujranwala under sections 302, 324 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), and sections 7 and 21-I of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that case was filed using preliminary reports given to Pakistan by India. “To investigate the incident a joint action team has been formulated,” he said.

The JIT will be allowed to questions suspects during the investigation, he said.

On January 2, 2016 seven Indian security officials were killed when gunmen attack an Indian Airforce base in Indian Punjab. India pointed fingers at the Jaish-e-Muhammad militant group which is based in Pakistan.

In response to the Indian claim that Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) was behind the attack, Islamabad formed a special investigation team (SIT) comprising officials from civil and military intelligence agencies to ascertain the claim.

Pakistan included Masood Azhar in the list of key suspects.