Pathankot terror attack: Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh to undergo psychological tests

Senior Punjab Police official Salwinder Singh, who was subjected to a lie detector test for two days, may now be asked to undergo psychological tests in connection with the recent Pathankot terror attack case.

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2016, 09:37 AM IST
Pathankot terror attack: Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh to undergo psychological tests

New Delhi: Senior Punjab Police official Salwinder Singh, who was subjected to a lie detector test for two days, may now be asked to undergo psychological tests in connection with the recent Pathankot terror attack case.

Media reports on Thursday claimed that the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the case, wants experts to conduct psychological analysis of Singh's behavioural pattern.

As per reports, the NIA has also formed a panel of experts for Gurdaspur SP's psychological and behavioural profiling.

 

The agency has also not ruled out subjecting Salwinder’s cook Madan Gopal and jeweller friend Rajesh Verma to lie detector test.

Both Gopal and Verma were with Salwinder when he was abducted by the Pathankot attackers on the night of December 31.

They had claimed during their investigations that they had gone to visit Dargarh Punj Peer, whose caretaker Somraj was also questioned by the NIA.

 

NIA has so far not found any incriminating evidence pointing to the involvement of Gurdaspur SP in the Pathankot terror attack case.

“If the NIA finds anything against him, it may ask other specialised agencies, like Narcotics Control Bureau, to conduct a probe against him. But besides a few inconsistencies in his statements, investigators have not found anything against him,” a senior Home Ministry official was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

Singh is now posted as assistant commandant of the 75th Punjab Armed Police after being shunted out as superintendent of police (headquarters), Gurdaspur.

He had handed over charge as Gurdaspur SP (headquarters) on December 31.

 

On the same night, he visited the Dargah Punj Peer but while coming back he was allegedly abducted by the Pathankot attackers who also snatched his vehicle.

Terrorists had struck at the IAF base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2 in which seven security personnel were killed in the encounter that lasted for three days.

Four bodies of terrorists were recovered while two others are believed to have been burnt in the building where they were holding during the encounter which lasted for nearly 80 hours.