NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s Joint Investigating Team (JIT) probing the Pathankot airbase attack in India has told Indian interlocutors that it is yet to find evidence to link Maulana Masood Azhar to the terror outrage, The Hindu reported.

The Indian investigators had asked the JIT for the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief’s voice samples, indicating he was the prime suspect in the January 2 armed attack at the Indian Air Force base.

According to The Hindu, the JIT was still verifying whether the JeM founder had any role in the storming of the base. The paper quoted an unnamed senior security establishment official for the claim.

India has in the past said Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Asghar Rauf were directly linked to the attack, which was planned at the JeM headquarters in Bahawalpur.

“We posed pin-pointed questions about Masood Azhar; they neither confirmed nor denied that he was in detention. The JIT told us that though they have made a few detentions in the case, so far no direct evidence has surfaced against Masood Azhar,” the official said.

Opposition parties have slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting the JIT.

Pakistan has asked for a series of documents and evidence from India. “The call detail records of the former Gurdaspur SP, Salwinder Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and friend Rajesh Verma have been sought by the JIT. The terrorists had made calls to their handlers in Pakistan through these phones only after they snatched it from its owners. They also sought the post-mortem reports and other details,” the official said.

“We have asked for the voice samples of Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf, as also those of Khayyam Baber (mother of terrorist Nasir killed during the Pathankot attack),” NIA chief Sharad Kumar said after the meeting.