According to The Times of India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was informed by the US that the IP addresses of JeM handlers’ Facebook accounts and IP address of the website of Al-Rahmat Trust are both located in Pakistan. The Trust is allegedly the financial arm of Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The probe revealed that FB groups accessed by friends of JeM handler Kashif Jaan were related to jihad and JeM which contained photos of the four killed terrorists – Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakar, Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum.
This may be noted the websites are managed by one Tariq Siddiqui with a common e-mail for both sites. The address has been confirmed as Rafah-e-Aam Society in Malir in Karachi.
JeM handler Kashif Jaan used a Facebook (FB) account linked to the same cell number which the terrorists had called from Pathankot after kidnapping Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh. They also contacted another Pakistani number linked to the FB account of Mulla Daadullah, as per TOI.
“The US has confirmed that all these websites and IP addresses originated in Pakistan and these were uploaded around the time of the Pathankot attack,” an official said. The accounts were accessed using IP addresses of Pakistan-based telecom firms (Telenor and Pakistan TeleCommunications Company Ltd).The inputs came when NIA was already planning to file a charge sheet against JeM chief Masood Azhar in the case