Pathankot attack: Interpol issues red corner notice against JeM chief Masood Azhar
NEW DELHI: The Interpol has issued red corner notice against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf for their alleged role in the conspiracy to attack the strategic Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.
National Investigation Agency, NIA had sought the red corner notice against Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf, Kashif Jan and Shahid Latif, two handlers of JeM terrorists who had infiltrated into India through Bamiyal sector of Punjab in the wee hours of December 30 to launch the terror assault.
The strategic base was attacked by terrorists of banned JeM during the intervening night of January 1st and 2nd in which seven security personnel were killed. Four bodies of terrorists were recovered from the encounter site which lasted for nearly 80 hours.
NIA has already sought voice samples of Azhar and three others from Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which came to India for carrying out a probe in the Pathankot terror probe. An Interpol red corner notice is already pending against Azhar for being allegedly involved in the conspiracy behind attacks on Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir state assembly.