Pathankot airbase attack: Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh appears before NIA

The role of Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police has been under scanner since the day Pathankot air base was attacked by terrorists.

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016, 11:55 AM IST
Pathankot airbase attack: Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh appears before NIA

New Delhi: Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh, who was abducted by suspected Pakistani terrorists who later attacked the Pathankot air base, on Monday 
appeared before National Investigation Agency​ (NIA) here for questioning.

NIA had issued summons to Salwinder Singh, who is at present Assistant Commandant of 75th battalion of Punjab Armed Police, to appear before the agency for thorough questioning
as there were some discrepancies in his statement to NIA and Punjab Police.

Last week, NIA team took Singh to the place near Kolian village from where he was allegedly abducted in his car along with two others.

The NIA team also took the officer to the place where he was dumped by the terrorists and at the spot where his car was found abandoned.

The SP, who was first questioned by NIA officials at his residence in Gurdaspur on Tuesday evening, was questioned by the NIA team on Wednesday also.

According to media reports, the SP may also undergo lie-detector test. However, the final call on whether to perform narco analysis on the Gurdaspur SP will be taken by the NIA, which is probing the Pathankot terror attack case, as per PTI.

The role of Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police has been under scanner since the day Pathankot air base was attacked by terrorists.

Singh had earlier said that he had encountered terrorists on his way back from Panj Pir shrine on December 31.

India has named Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the banned terror organisation Jaish-e-Muhammad, as well as the organisation itself and others as being responsible for the Pathankot attack in evidence shared by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua, according to sources.