Pathankot attack: Gurdaspur SP to undergo lie-detector test over suspicion


NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Superintendent of Police (SP) Gurdaspur Salwinder Singh, suspected of being involved in Pathankot attack, will undergo a lie-detector test.

Indian investigating authorities have still not been able to find anything about the attackers.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will question Salwinder Singh in connection with their probe into the Pathankot attack.

Contradictory statements by SP Salwinder Singh, the central eyewitness of Pathankot airbase attack, has landed him into trouble as he was declared suspicious by the Indian intelligence and taken into custody.

Salwinder Singh alogwith his cook and friend Rajesh Varma were allegedly abducted by the attackers of the airbase, and were then released later unconditionally.

Initially, Singh stated that his eyes were closed due to which he could not see the attackers. Having said that, Singh however later claimed that there were five attackers and even identified without seeing that they were Pakistani.

According to Singh, the attackers were communicating in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu but on the other hand he claimed that he could not understand what the attackers were actually saying.

Indian intelligence stated that they are investigating why Singh was not with the rest of his officers and what was he doing near the airbase at a time when nobody is normally seen at that place.

On the other hand, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar warned that those who had inflicted pain on India “will also feel the pain”, referring to the Pathankot terror attack while addressing army officers.

“The time and place should be of our choosing,” the minister said at a seminar to mark the 68th Army Day.



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