New Delhi: India has been yet again left ‘disappointed’ by Pakistan over its probe in connection with the Pulwama attack. The neighbouring country has reportedly denied finding any link between Islamabad and any individual or entity in its territory and the February 14 dastardly attack. Responding to a dossier sent by the former on February 27 over the matter, the latter has also sought information on the weapon brandished by suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar in the confession video, reports claimed on Saturday. (ALSO READ: I Have My Doubts, Says Farooq Abdullah on 40 CRPF Men Killed in Pulwama Attack)
Meanwhile, India sees the demand made by Pakistan for details about Dar’s gun, shown in the video, as latter’s tactics of delaying a strict probe into the matter. It had handed over the dossier to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi on February 27 with specific details of Pakistan-based terror group JeM’s complicity in the Pulwama attack.
Addressing a weekly briefing on March 28, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said that soon after receiving the dossier, Pakistan constituted a 10-member investigation team comprising officials of Federal Investigation Agency to probe the attack. However, “no linkage of Pakistan was found with the Pulwama incident”.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed one of the worst terror attacks in ten decades on February 14 as an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a bus in the convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in Pulwama. Forty CRPF personnel were martyred in the incident. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
In revenge, India carried out pre-emptive strike on JeM terror camps in Balakot, Pakistan while killing at least 300 terrorists. Pakistan responded to the same with a failed attempt to violate the Indian airspace in Poonch and Nowshera sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.
Terming Pakistan’s aggression over the pre-emptive air strike unfortunate, India had said, “It is unfortunate that instead of fulfilling its international obligation and bilateral commitment to take credible action against terrorist entities and individuals operating from its soil, Pakistan has acted with aggression against India.”