Pathankot attack: Where was 'abducted' Gurdaspur SP for three hours?

Under scanner over his abduction claims by Pathankot attackers, Superintendent of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh was on Wednesday taken to the place near Kolian village where the incident took place on December 31.

Updated: Jan 07, 2016, 11:43 AM IST
Pathankot attack: Where was 'abducted' Gurdaspur SP for three hours?

Gurdaspur: Under scanner over his abduction claims by Pathankot attackers, Superintendent of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh was on Wednesday taken to the place near Kolian village where the incident took place on December 31.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team tried to reconstruct the entire sequence of events of Singh's 'abduction' by suspected Pakistani terrorists who later attacked the Pathankot airbase in a pre-dawn attack on January 2.

 

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 is being questioned as a suspect in the case due to inconsistencies in his version of the abduction and the versions of his two companions, a police source said. His role was put under the scanner on Tuesday evening.

 

Investigators are not satisfied with the explanations of the trio with regard to what happened between 9:30 pm (when the men left the shrine in Kathua district) and 12:30 am (when the trio were allegedly abducted by terrorists).

The police superintendent, who was transferred from Gurdaspur district last week only, had claimed that he, along with Verma and the cook, were stopped and abducted by 4-5 heavily-armed terrorists near Kolia village, 25 km from Pathankot, on the night of December 31.

 

The attack in Pathankot began early on Saturday (January 2).

He claimed that his senior officers did not take his information on presence of the terrorists seriously initially.