By: Satyam Vashistha
JIT visited the sanitized areas of the IAF base where the attackers had sneaked into leading to the over 80-hour gun battle that left at least four terrorists and seven security personnel dead.
The Pakistani team includes ISI’s Lt Col rank officer Tanvir Ahmed, Lahore’s Deputy Director General Intelligence Bureau Mohammad Azim Arshad, Military Intelligence Lt Col Irfan Mirza and Gujaranwala CTD Investigating Officer Shahid Tanver.
As the Pakistani investigation team arrives, the political parties has started showing their anger because ISI’s man has been included in the team. ISI has always been questioned whenever any terrorist attack takes place in India, the political disagreement and anger is obvious and government must answer why the Pakistani investigation team is investigation the case.
The AAP and Congress protesters accused the BJP led government of hurting the sentiments of Indians by allowing Pakistan team to probe terror attack on Indian soil. AAP’s Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra, who was also in Pathankot, said allowing Pakistani JIT to visit the air base was “shameful and disgusting”.
“For the first time in 35 years, we are saying that ISI was not supporting terrorism… the same people who have killed our people have come here…this is so shameful and disgusting,” Mishra said.
The question is raising only because the Pakistan investigation includes one of the ISI’s officer Tanvir Ahmed. Including him in the investigation team itself raise finger and doubt comes that will this ISI’s man ever help to accuse ISI for this attack? has the motive of investigation team sent by Pakistan is only to show the co-operation and do nothing? If nothing comes out against after this investigation then obviously finger will raise on the government.
This hole story of investigation seems to be like an accused is allowed to and given open chance to save himself. Only the time will tell how successful this move of government is or how harmful it can be for government and country as well.