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Pathankot attack: JeM chief Masood Azhar neither booked nor arrested, says intelligence

New Delhi: Pathankot terror attack mastermind and chief of Pakistan-based terror group JeM, Maulana Masood Azhar, has reportedly neither been arrested not placed under house arrest by Islamabad.According to intelligence inputs, no case has been
India TV News Desk January 19, 2016 19:20 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Pathankot terror attack mastermind and chief of Pakistan-based terror group JeM, Maulana Masood Azhar, has reportedly neither been arrested not placed under house arrest by Islamabad.

According to intelligence inputs, no case has been registered against Azhar in connection with the Pathankot terror attack and there has been no visible action against the leader of the terror group responsible for many attacks in India.

However, three junior-level functionaries of the JeM were detained by Pakistan's security agencies but only for possessing some incriminating documents, which have nothing to do with the January 2 attack at IAF base in Pathankot which killed seven Indian jawans.

Officials said initial reports of Azhar being detained for the Pathankot incident were completely false and suspected to be a propaganda by some Pakistani agencies.

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Pakistan is yet to inform India if it has registered any criminal case against the JeM or any of its activists for the Pathankot attack.

The officials said since Pakistan has announced that several individuals belonging to JeM have been apprehended, it should also disclose under which law it has detained them and started the probe.

India has given to Pakistan information about certain mobile numbers which were used by the handlers of the six terrorists who stormed the sensitive air base in Punjab bus Islamabad said that 'there is no information on the identity of the owners of those numbers'.

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India to give dossier on Masood Azhar to Pak

Meanwhile, India has prepared a dossier detailing Azhar's fund raising mechanism and the document will soon be handed over to Pakistani authorities to nail the terrorist.

The dossier has details about JeM's overseas funding and information about key its operatives including Rouf Azghar Azhar.

The banned terror group, JeM, functions openly all over Pakistan including the PoK.