India will legally ask Pakistan to share information of the terrorists involved in the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama last year. People familiar with the matter gave this information. Significantly, 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in the Pulwama attack. After the attack, the situation had become so tense that a war-like situation had arisen between India and Pakistan.
Experts in the case said on the condition of anonymity that a formal judicial request or letter Rogatory (LR) has been prepared by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Through this, information will be sought from Pakistan regarding the seven accused involved in the Pulwala attack.
Four of the seven accused of the attack are based in Pakistan. It includes Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar, Ibrahim Athar and his cousin Ammar Alvi. At the same time, the three accused who came to India to carry out this attack include Ahtar’s son Omar Farooq, Kamran (both of them were killed by security forces after the Pulwama attack) and Ismail alias Saifullah. Saifullah has been told that he is hiding in the valley itself.
People familiar with the matter said that it may take up to the end of the month for the Home Ministry to finalize the documents. After this, the court will ask for permission to send a judicial request to Pakistan. A senior government official said, “This is the first judicial request to be sent to Pakistan for cooperation in investigation from neighboring country in Pulwama attack.”
Apart from the whereabouts of Azhar, Asghar, Athar and Alvi, India said details of WhatsApp chats, voice notes and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls between them and others, including information on calls made from Pakistan, and other details Wants to Pictures and videos recovered from Omar Farooq’s phone show the various stages of the Pulwama attack preparations.
Farooq was sent to India in April 2018 to supervise the Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019. Let me tell you that 12 days after the Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force entered Pakistan and carried out an air strike on the Jaish’s terrorist bases. At the same time, there was a clash between the air forces of the two countries on 27 February.
Another official said, in his official request, the Indian government will ask for information on the GPS location extracted from Farooq’s phone, as well as details of payment of Rs 10 lakh made to his accounts in Meezan Bank and Allied Bank in Pakistan, which That was recovered by the NIA during the investigation.