New Delhi: France on Thursday said that it has decided to freeze the French assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar, news agency ANI reported.

More details are awaited.

Masood Azhar is the chief of Pakistan-based United Nations listed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the group that took responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed more than 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

On March 14, China yet again blocked India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 list. China has single-handedly been blocking Azhar’s listing as a global terrorist at the UNSC committee for a decade now. In fact, China had hinted that it may block the move, stating that the solution that is acceptable to all sides is conducive to resolve the issue.