Pakistan Detains JeM Chief Masood Azhar

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, accused by India of plotting the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot, has been detained.

Published: 13th January 2016 07:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2016 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

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Mulana Masood Azhar, a leading Pakistani Islamic cleric, arrives at Karachi Press Club to address a press conference 04 February 2000.| File/AFP

By IANS

ISLAMABAD Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, accused by India of plotting the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot, has been detained, Geo TV reported on Wednesday.

Azhar, who is known to have close ties with the Pakistani security establishment, has been taken to an undisclosed destination and was being questioned, the report quoted unidentified sources as saying.

Pakistan earlier said that several JeM activists had been arrested and its offices sealed as part of an investigation into the suspected Pakistani links to the January 2 terror attack at Pathankot.

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