Following India’s pressure to act on the terrorists on its soil, Maulana Masood Azhar a mujaheddin leader and the founder of the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has been detained in Pakistan along with 12 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in connection with the Pathankot terror attack, Pakistani media reports.
According to reports, Azhar is in custody along with close aids and are kept in an undisclosed location. Pakistani security forces also raided four locations of the terror organization.
Pakistani journalist, Gharidah Farooqi tweeted, “Sources just told Maulana Masood Azhar of JeM alongwith close aides taken into protective custody. Shifted to undisclosed location.”
This arrest comes following the Pathankot air base attack which took place few days back.
The Prime Minister’s Office in Pakistan also confirmed the reports of the crackdown.
The Pakistani team probing the case is also likely to visit India, reports Pakistani media
Six suspected Pakistani terrorists attacked the Pathankot air base in the first week of January, which resulted in the death of seven Indian soldiers and raised questions over the peace talk process between Pakistan and India.