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Pathankot terror attack: NIA files chargesheet, names JeM chief Masood Azhar among others

Speed News Desk | First published: 19 December 2016, 12:19 IST
Pathankot terror attack: NIA files chargesheet, names JeM chief Masood Azhar among others

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet in the Pathankot terror attack in a special court in Mohali, on 19 December. The 101-page chargesheet names Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, his brother Rauf Asghar, two handlers Kashif Jan and Shahid Latif, along with four dead attackers, as the accused.

In a video released right after the attack, Rauf Asghar had claimed responsibility for the attack and glorified Masood Azhar's role in executing the Pathankot attack carried out on 2 January, 2016.

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In 1999, Azhar was released in exchange of passengers of hijacked plane IC-814 and has been listed by India as one of its most wanted terrorists.

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Four terrorists identified as Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakar, Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum had carried out a terror strike at the Pathankot IAF base killing eight people including seven personnel of IAF and NSG.

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First published: 19 December 2016, 12:19 IST
 
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