NEW DELHI: After registration of a first information report (FIR) in the Pathankot airbase strike at a police station in Gujranwala. India is ready to receive a special investigating team (SIT) from Pakistan and share evidence on alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) members and planners of the attack.
According to sources no decision has been taken yet on the proposed foreign secretary-level talks or the possibility of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Conference (NSC) in Washington that will take place from March 31 to April 1, a report by the Hundustan Times (HT) said on Saturday.
According to the report top government sources have told HT on condition of anonymity that New Delhi was informed about the FIR on Wednesday through diplomatic back channels and a copy of the legal instrument was shared subsequently.
The FIR, based on information given by Indian national security advisor Ajit Doval to his Pakistani counterpart Lt General (retd) Nasir Janjua on January 2, has been registered under Sections 302 (murder), 309 (attempt to murder) and 109 (abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code, 7 (punishment for acts of terror) and 21 (security to witness and judges) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. The FIR was registered against unknown people.
It is understood that a six-member team led by Inspector General Rai Tahir of the Counter-Terrorism Department will arrive in India in March and visit the terror strike spot with the permission of the defence ministry and the Indian Air Force (IAF). INP/Patriot Report