Par panel meeting on Pathankot attack deferred by a week

NEW DELHI: A Parliamenatary panel, which was supposed take up Pathankot terror attack issue on Monday has deferred it for a week after the Home Ministry sought some more time, saying facts cannot disclosed at this stage as the investigations are ongoing.

The Parliamentary Standing Commitee on Home Affairs chaired by Congress MP from Rajya Sabha P Bhattacharya will now hear the Home Secretary on the recent disaster in Chennai caused by torrential rainfall and consequent flooding on January 18 as per the revised agenda.

The panel has now asked the ministry to come with a response on Pathankot issue in a week.

After the panel sent an agenda to the Home Ministry last week expressing its willingness to discuss the Pathankot attack, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi sent a written reply to the panel Chairman Bhattacharya citing at least three reasons why the Government is not willing to discuss the issue before the Parliamentary panel at this stage.

The Home Secretary is learnt to have told the panel that NIA has taken up the investigation and some information, which has been received, need in-depth investigation. (AGENCIES)


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