Masood Azhar to be named proclaimed offender

Masood Azhar to be named proclaimed offender

Srinagar: The Mohali Court commenced proceedings of Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Maulana Masood Azhar after which the National Investigative Agency (NIA) might issue a non-bailable warrant against him allegedly involved in the Pathankot attack, reports said on Tuesday.
The NIA had submitted a chargesheet in the Mohali Court in December, and had named Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar as the perpetrators of the attack.
Last week, China dismissed as “untrue” allegations of “double standards” by India, blocking its bid to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN, claiming that it had adopted a “just, objective and professional” attitude in deciding the issue.
Meanwhile, an Interpol Red Corner Notice is pending against Azhar for being allegedly involved in the conspiracy the Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir state assembly attacks. A similar warrant is pending against Rauf in connection with the IC-814 hijacking case of 1999. (Agencies)

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