NEW DELHI: Indian authorities have shown signs of reluctance in cooperation with the Pakistani investigation team that is in India collecting evidences related to the attack that was carried out on the Pathankot airbase.
Pakistani investigation side asked for the recordings of the telephonic calls of SP Salwinder Singh, his wife and related individuals along with IME numbers and copies of the three First Investigation Reports (FIR) that were registered after the incident but the authorities did not provided the team with any such evidences.
Furthermore, sketches of the perpetrators, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera footage, duty registers of the Border Security Forces (BSF) officers, details of bank accounts, service records, post-mortem report of the driver who died in the car accident at the time of the incident and the FIR report of that very car’s snatching have also not been provided to the investigation team.
Indian authorities have also denied sharing information related to the caretaker of Dargah Panjpir, threat alert to the airbase, security measures of the base commander and videos related to the coverage of the incident along with the wireless data of the entire operation.
Post-mortem reports of the alleged terrorists involved in the attack, their DNA reports, phone records and information regarding the base commander of the Pathankot airbase have also not been made available to the Pakistani investigation team in India.
However, the stances of the Indian government and the BSF regarding the attack contradict with one another. According to the former, the terrorists that attacked the base infiltrated into India from Pakistan through a border near Beas River whereas BSF is of the view that no one crossed the border from the particular area mentioned by the government.
According to reports issued by Indian authorities, the terrorists decapitated a sikh after infiltrating into India but left an SP, his driver and cook in order to make sure that some individuals who witnessed the event remain behind.
The reports of the Indian authorities further state that the terrorists entered inside the Pathankot airbase after climbing the 10 feet tall walls with the help of ropes. However, no ropes were retrieved as evidences. The Indian government also dismisses claims of support from within their country to the terrorists.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily