Digvijay Singh slams 'gullible' media for 'lapping up' news about Masood Azhar arrest

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday took a dig at the "gullible" Indian media for lapping up the story of Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Maulana Masood Azhar's arrest by Pakistan.

He claimed that his sources told him that the MEA was behind the leak and the media was so gullible, it accepted it without verifying the information.

The Congress general secretary's comments came amid reports that India doubts Pakistan has taken action against anybody of consequence in Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terror group which allegedly attacked the Pathankot air base.

Digvijaya Singh. AFP

Digvijaya Singh. AFP

Officials in the Indian security establishment had said on Monday that Azhar has not been arrested nor has he been put under house arrest, while three junior JeM functionaries have been detained in cases not connected with the Pathankot terror attack.

They said initial reports of Azhar being detained for the Pathankot incident were completely false and suspected to be a propaganda by some Pakistani agencies.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016 17:30 PM

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