Pakistan sheltering Masood Azhar, continues to evade responsibility for Pulwama attack: India
Slamming Pakistan for evading responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack, India pointed out that the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, a key accused in the case, continues to find shelter in the country
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the charge sheet has been filed after an year-and-a-half investigation since the attack took place on February 14, 2019.
“It has been filed to address the act of terrorism and to bring perpetrators of such a heinous crime to justice. Our aim is not to simply issue statements or notifications,” he said.
He said Jaish-e-Mohammad and its leadership were in Pakistan and enough evidence has been shared with the neighbouring country.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet in the Pulwama case detailing how Pakistan-based JeM terror outfit planned and carried out the attack.
“Jaish-e-Mohammad had claimed the responsibility of Pulwama attack. The organization and its leadership is in Pakistan. It is regrettable that Masood Azhar, the first accused in the chargesheet continues to find shelter in Pakistan. Enough evidence has been shared with Pakistan but it continues to evade responsibility,” Srivastava said.
He also said that Pakistan has not yet taken any credible action against perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack of 2008 which resulted in loss of 165 innocent lives including 25 foreign nationals.