Pathankot attack: Punjab SP Salwinder Singh to be questioned by NIA today

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Pathankot, Jan 11: Salwinder Singh, the Superintendent of Police who was abducted and released by the terrorists who carried out the Pathankot attack will be questioned by the National Investigating Agency at New Delhi today.

The NIA had summoned the SP of Gurdaspur to Delhi for questioning as they found that he was not consistent with his answers. The NIA sleuths had questioned him two days after the attack.

Also read: Timeline of Pathankot terror attack

Punjab SP to be questioned today

While they got some leads from him relating to the entry of the terrorists into Punjab, the NIA felt that on other counts, the SP was not consistent with his replies. Singh was abducted and his vehicle stolen by the terrorists on December 31 2015.

The same vehicle was alleged to have been used by the terrorists to reach the air force station where they carried out an attack on January 2 2016, 3.30 PM.

The NIA has sought answers from the SP as to what he was doing at the Indo-Pak border so late in the night without security. The investigators are also trying to find out why the terrorists let him go considering that these elements usually do not extend that kind of courtesy.

Singh had told the NIA that he had gone to a temple to pray on the night that he was abducted. Further he also said that the terrorists let him go because they were unaware that he was a police officer.

The NIA is also contemplating subjecting Singh to a polygraph test if his answers are unsatisfactory. However for this the NIA will require the permission of the court and also Singh's consent.

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