Pathankot, Jan 12: The Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police, Salwinder Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and friend Rajesh Varma will be questioned together by the National Investigation Agency in New Delhi. All the three of them were abducted by the terrorists who carried out the Pathankot terror attack.
The Pathankot story begins with the SP and hence it is extremely important that he gives us the right version, an NIA official informed OneIndia. [Timeline of Pathankot terror attack]
Yesterday, all through the questioning he was evasive and contradicted his statements. Now we will bring Gopal and Verma into the same room as Singh and question them together, the NIA officer also added. This will help us remove any discrepancy, the officer further added.
Meanwhile a ten member NIA team visited the Pathankot air force station to carry out a search operation. The terrorists had left behind a lot of ammunition and during the combing operation there were at least 40 explosions. This shows the extent of ammunition they had on them.
The NIA is hunting for material left behind by the terrorists. Not only does it help in forensic examination, but also gives the NIA more proof against Pakistan. All evidence linked to Pakistan is being collected analysed and sent across as evidence. Search operations are likely to continue through the day and also tomorrow.
Pakistan sends report:
Meanwhile, Pakistan has sent its initial findings to India on the Pathankot investigation. The report mentions that arrests were carried out.
However, no clarity regarding the antecedents of these persons has been given. Pakistan has also sought for more evidence against the masterminds of the attack.
There is however no word on the chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar. Pakistan has however made it clear to India that the numbers that were provided are not registered in their country. India says that there is no doubt that those numbers have originated from Pakistan.
There is still no clarity on the foreign secretary level talks. India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is likely to hold an urgent meeting with his counterpart Naseer Khan Januja. The location of the talks or the time is not clear.