The visit by Pakistan's five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) marked the first such trip from the neighbouring country to probe a terror case in India.

Congress said "unfettered access" given to Pakistan's five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by according an almost "red carpet welcome" raised serious questions on procedural propriety in relation to compromise on national security and likened it to an accused investigating himself.

Endorsing the stand taken by Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "surrendering" to Pakistan by allowing its investigators to probe the Pathankot attack and said instead Indian probe agencies should have gone to that country where "actual masterminds are sitting".

Amid the political slugfest, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sought to downplay the row, saying the JIT has been refused permission to enter the strategically important IAF base at Pathankot while a National Investigating Agency(NIA) source said the JIT will get only limited access to the "crime scene" as part of investigations.

For the record, NIA Inspector General Sanjiv Kumar said the JIT will be taken to different locations associated with Pathankot attack case tomorrow.

"The exercise is aimed at providing evidences to Pakistan's JIT so that all those guilty for the Pathankot could be prosecuted effectively in Pakistan," he told reporters tonight.

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