For the “first time”, Pakistan has taken action on terror strikes in India by registering a case to investigate the role of its citizens involved in the Pathankot attack, based on evidence provided by India, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. “Case has been registered (by Pakistan). This is for the first time Pakistan has taken action,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in reply to questions, adding that India had given evidence to Pakistan on the Pathankot terror strike. He gave the reply amidst din created by AIADMK members seeking action against former Home Minister's son Karti Chidambaram in the alleged Aircel-Maxis scam.
In response to another question, the other Minister of State in Home Ministry, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, said “based on intelligence inputs received prior to the attack, and the subsequent investigation into the Pathankot terrorist attack by the NIA, it has been disclosed that the terrorists belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist outfit based in Pakistan.” “There is also evidence on record that this terrorist attack was planned by JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar and others,” Chaudhary said in a written reply. He said the Pakistan government had registered a case to investigate the “role of Pakistani elements involved in this terrorist attack.”
Rijiju, while responding to a question, said border fencing at certain places is difficult due to terrain but BSF is keeping a strict watch to thwart infiltration attempts. The government said a multi-agency centre has been strengthened and re-organised to enable it to function on 24x7 basis for real time collation and sharing of intelligence with other security agencies and states which ensures seamless flow of information between the state and central agencies.