ISLAMABAD: Report is Maulna Masood Azhar has been taken into custody. However, there is no official confirmation came from Pakistani and Indian official channels.
Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar was identified by India as mastermind of Pathankot air base attack, his brother and several other associative have also been taken into custody according to media.
Police officials in Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalnagar and Multan, where the arrest were reportedly have taken place, refuted such reports, and regard the matter a federal subject.
Pathankot air base of India was stormed by the six attackers on 2 Janurary, after the attack India claimed that the handlers of attackers were in Pakistan. After the attack PM Nawaz Sharif phoned his Indian counterpart and confirmed assistance to catch the culprits.
Earlier, Indian home minister, Rajnath Singh said that India has no reason to distrust Pakistan’s assurance on tracking the perpetrators of the Pathankot Air Base attack.
“Pakistan government has said it will take effective action. I think we should wait,” Minister said.
After the attack, Indian government had given actionable intelligence to Pakistan against perpetrators of the attack, Rajnath Sinhg added.