New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is most likely to approach court on Monday for conducting polygraph test on Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh, who is under scanner over discrepancies in his statements regarding his visit to the holy shrine.
According to reports, the NIA is still not satisfied with the replies of Gurdaspur SP and wants him to undergo a polygraph test.
While there is a lapse between the time Salwinder says he visited the shrine and that given by the shrine head, the Gurdaspur SP has also failed to explain why it took him nearly three hours to cover a 10 km distance from the shrine to the spot from where he was abducted by the Pathankot attackers.
The 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 questioning as there were some discrepancies in his statement to the NIA and Punjab Police.
Salwinder Singh had claimed that he, along with his cook and a friend, were abducted by terrorists on his way back from Panj Pir shrine. Singh has been under the scanner for giving contradictory versions of his story.
Singh, along with his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal, were allegedly kidnapped by terrorists on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 before they entered the IAF base in Pathankot and carried out a terror strike on the following intervening night in which seven security personnel including a Lt Colonel of NSG were killed.
Singh was recently shunted as SP (headquarters) of Gurdaspur following allegation of breach of discipline.
With PTI inputs