Pakistan sends 3 suspects to 6-day custody in Pathankot attack

Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court arrested three suspects on Sunday in connection with the Pathankot airbase attack.Judge Bushra Zaman ordered six-day physical custody of the three  suspects to the counter-terrorism department (CTD) of Punjab province in Pakistan.

The suspects – Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Shoaib and Irshadul Haque have been arrested from near Chand Da Qila bypass.  They were staying in a rented house  and was arrested over the suspicion that they facilitated January 2 Pathankot terror atack.

Police said that they have been under scanner regarding Pathankot attack.

Suspects Khalid Mahmood, Irshadul Haque and Muhammad Shoaib denied charges and were shifted to an undisclosed location for investigation.

The attack left seven Indian security personnel killed. All six terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, were also killed in the attack on the airbase.

India blamed Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar  was orchestrating  Pathankot terror atack .New Delhi asked Islamabad to take stern action against the perpetrators of the assault.

Pakistan has set up a five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the Pathankot airbase terror attack.The probe team comprises Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Tahir Rai (convener), Lahore Deputy Director General (DDG) Intelligence Bureau Mohammad Azim Arshad, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Col Tanvir Ahmed, Military Intelligence Lt-Col Irfan Mirza and Gujjaranwala CTD Investigating Officer Shahid Tanveer (members).

India alleged that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a banned militant outfit, was responsible for attack on an airbase in the Punjab on January 2 which left seven security personnel dead. New Delhi asked Islamabad to move against the perpetrators of the assault.

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