Pakistan has done a series of flip-flops in several matters concerning India.
Dawood’s lackeys operate from Mumbai with impunity. One of them – Rafique Malik Tejani has offices within 500 metres of Maharashtra police headquarters.
Dawood is suspected to have played a role in sinking India’s naval submarine Sindhurakshak.
For reasons best known to India’s federal machinery called the National Intelligence Agency – meant to combat terrorism – the possibilities of rendering Pakistan’s Pathankot misadventure into its Waterloo have been wantonly missed.
There is a lot worse. The gaping holes in Pakistan’s narrative over the terrorist incident and its silly claim on Jammu & Kashmir are being repeatedly overlooked by some of the highly paid blooks in India’s central spooks’ departments.
New possibilities have emerged now.
- The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist Shahid Latif who has been termed as “one of the crucial handlers” of the Pathankot airbase attackers by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
- Latif, an alleged commander of the JeM, had been operating in Jammu and Kashmir until he was arrested and subsequently deported in 2010 after spending 16 years in Indian jails under the orders of the previous United Progressive Alliance regime.
- On May 13, the Interpol had issued RCNs against JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar, 48, and his brother Abdul Rauf, 41. RCNs are pending against them in connection with other terror activities as well.
- An RCN, when issued, makes it incumbent upon all signatory nations that have inked Interpol protocols under the auspices of the United Nations “to seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action” in a criminal case probe.
Operative excerpts from a media report:
“The Department of Justice [DOJ] and the FBI Office of Legal Attaché provided substantial assistance to the Government of India in the ongoing investigation into the attack at Pathankot Airbase in early January 2016.”
Held in partnership with the Home Ministry and the Mumbai Police on the Indian side, US Embassy’s FBI Office of Legal Attaché Ashish L Sawkar, and the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs on the side of the Americans, the two-day event will prepare Indian prosecutors and investigators to learn the ropes from the DOJ and FBI to proceed legally against criminals abroad.
The statement by United States’ embassy that it has provided “substantial assistance” to India in the investigations into the Pathankot terror attack. The US Department of Justice and the FBI will also extend assistance to Indian investigators and prosecutors as to how to request for evidence from America under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty [MLAT].
During the ensuing MLAT Mumbai workshop, case-specific requests in order to expedite India’s demand for evidence located in the US for use in Indian-based investigations, will be pursued, a US Embassy communiqué said.
Part of a greater effort by the US and Indian law enforcement officials to increase cooperation and information sharing, it said.
The event will also showcase some of the FBI’s current investigative techniques used domestically for securing digital evidence in ongoing investigations.