New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday hit back at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for demanding evidence of Islamabad’s involvement in Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel last Thursday. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Punjab CM asked Khan to arrest Masood Azhar, chief of Pak based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) which had claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.
“Dear Imran Khan, you have Jaish chief Masood Azhar sitting in Bahawalpur and masterminding the attacks with ISI help. Go pick him up from there. If you can’t let us know, we’ll do it for you. By the way what has been done about the proofs of Mumbai’s 26/11 attack. Time to walk the talk,” Singh tweeted, soon after Khan defended his country over the terror attack.
On Monday as well, Singh had lambasted Pakistan and had called for coercive action against the neighbouring country, which, he suggested, could be military, diplomatic or economic, or a combination of all the three.
Calling for the death of two ‘of them’ for every Indian soldier killed in Pulwama attack, Singh said it’s clear that the Pakistan Army was calling the shots, with Prime Minister Imran Khan also a “plant” of the military. “We should get 82 of them since 41 of our men have been killed,” the chief minister asserted, demanding an “eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”.
Earlier in the day, Khan addressed the media over the Pulwama terror attack and said that he will take action and start a probe if India provides evidence of Islamabad’s involvement.
“My statement is for the Indian government. You (Indian govt) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence,” said Khan while addressing the media over the Pulwama terror attack. “It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell Indian govt that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan,” he stated.
His statement came after Indian security forces, in a joint press conference, slammed Pakistan for providing safe havens to terror groups and confirmed the role of Pakistan Army in the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama.
What happened in Pulwama?
At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus last Thursday.
More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir.