India to ask Pak. for details of JeM man

India plans to invoke a 32-year-old Commonwealth agreement to ask Pakistan for details of Mufti Waqas, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant and alleged mastermind of the Sunjawan Army camp terror attack, who was killed by security forces in March, according to officials.

The move is expected to help India make a fresh appeal to the UN to get the JeM and its chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, banned under the Security Council Resolution 1267. China has blocked India’s attempts to seek a ban on the JeM and Azhar.

Officials of the Home and External Affairs Ministries say papers were being readied to be sent to Pakistan under the agreement for international cooperation in criminal matters, under which Commonwealth nations are bound to provide mutual legal assistance.

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