While India is still awaiting Pakistan to register a "criminal case" and name the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack, Pakistani authorities on Friday confirmed that a mosque-cum-seminary has been sealed and 14 people were detained in the Mundeyki Goraya village in Sialkot district in the northeast of the Punjab.
Law minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, Rana Sanaullah, said that Jamia Masjid and Madressah Al-Noor have been sealed and people taken into custody for interrogation. He, however, did not reveal their identities. Pakistani officials also told media that records and printed materials from the seminary were seized. Sanaullah confirmed that Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar is under 'protective custody' by the counter-terrorism department.
When asked if his custody can be termed as 'arrest', the provincial law minister explained that Azhar will only face arrest and legal action if his involvement in the Pathankot attack is proved beyond doubt.
Meanwhile, a review meeting chaired by Union home minister Rajnath Singh felt that there were no lapses in dealing with the Pathankot attack.
The meeting was told that once intelligence inputs were confirmed, the response time was quick enough, both in terms of decisions taken and deployment of forces. The chiefs of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) shared various inputs gathered by the two organisations while the chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) briefed about the ongoing Pathankot probe.