Pathankot, Jan 12: The Union Home Ministry would be consulted by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on whether to make Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police, Salwinder Singh an accused or not.
The NIA is not completely satisfied with the answers given by Singh and say that the discrepancies in his versions continue.
Singh was allegedly abducted by the terrorists who staged the Pathankot attack. He along with his cook Madan Gopal and jeweller friend Rajesh Verma were abducted on December 31 and later let off.
To make Singh an accused or not:
The NIA has also called in for questioning Madan Gopal. The answers given by Gopal would be tallied with Salwinder's version of the incident.
Only after ascertaining the answers will we take a call on whether to make Singh an accused or eye witness in the case.
"We will seek the opinion of the Home Ministry on this," an NIA official informed OneIndia.
Singh reached the NIA office yesterday at 10.45 AM for questioning. Among the several questions posed to Singh, one of them was relating to his visit to the shrine near the Indo-Pak border. Singh had said that he goes there every year to pray.
The NIA wanted to know why he had spent a good 90 minutes at the shrine in the morning along with his cook only to return to the same place once again in the night of December 31.
Further the NIA has asked him for the second time as to what he was doing in Gurdaspur when he had a transfer order to Jalandhar.
The other question posed to him was why were four mobile phones with him in the car while his cook had two.