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Court issues proclamation order against JeM chief Masood Azhar

New Delhi, Feb 7: A special tiol Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mohali, Punjab, on Tuesday issued a proclamation order against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and three others in connection with the January 2, 2016, Pathankot airbase terror attack.

Apart from Azhar, JeM’s deputy chief Mufti Abdul Rauf Asgar, Shahid Lateef and Kashif Jan, have also been declared proclaimed offenders by the court under provisions of section 82 of the Crimil Procedure Code, an NIA officer said.

The officer said the court had also ordered the absconding accused to appear before it on March 9.

On January 2, six militants stormed the Pathankot airbase in Punjab killing seven security personnel. All attackers were also gunned down.

The NIA court order comes as the US administration under President Dold Trump has moved the UN to ban Azhar, but the proposal has been opposed by Chi.  (IANS)