New Delhi, Mar 13:The Pulwama attack was hatched by the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Masood Azhar and his younger brother Abdul Rauf Asghar to avenge the killing of their kin in the Kashmir Valley.
The evidence that India has gathered in connection with the attack suggests that the the duo hatched the plot in the aftermath of the killing of Talha Rasheed, Azhar. nephew. He was gunned down by the security forces at Pulwama on November 6 2017. Usman Haider, another son of Azhar’s elder brother was killed in an encounter at Tral in October 2018.
New Delhi, Mar 07:For the Jaish-e-Mohammad, one of the most lethal terror groups in the world, it is all in the family. The outfit was created following the release of its chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, following the Kandahar IC-814 hijack.
Pathankot, April 1: The National Investigation Agency has handed over to the Joint Investigation Team a set of 300 questions to be answered in connection with the probe into the Pathankot attack. The JIT has assured the NIA to examine these questions and provide an answer at the earliest.
While the NIA has sought the voice samples of Abdul Rauf Asghar and Maulana Masood Azhar, the agency has however pointed out to the JIT that in the interim it would be better if the duo are questioned in Pakistan. The JIT has agreed to look into the demand and assured that the duo would be questioned by them.
Bengaluru, Jan 13: India is likely to urge China in a bid to have Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar as international terrorists.
No amount of probe by Pakistan would be satisfactory if the two brothers who run the Jaish-e-Mohammad roam around freely, an Indian official told OneIndia.
Maulana Masood Azhar who was once in Indian custody was released in exchange for the hostages during the Khandahar hijack. While Masood is the ideological head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, his brother Rauf is the operations chief.