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Pathankot attack: NIA raids places linked to Gurdaspur SP, friends

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has started searching at six places that belongs to former Pathankot SP Salwinder Singh and his friends.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2016 12:25 IST
HT Correspondent
The National Investigation Agency has begun raids on locations linked to former Pathankot SP Salwinder Singh
The National Investigation Agency has begun raids on locations linked to former Pathankot SP Salwinder Singh(HT Photo)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has started searching at six places that belong to former Pathankot SP Salwinder Singh and his friends.

The raid comes a day after the senior Punjab Police officer was subjected to a lie detector test for the past two days

According to sources, four locations in Gurdaspur and two in Amritsar are being searched by NIA teams on Thursday.

These locations are believed to be associated with Salwinder Singh and his two companions who were there in his car on the night of December 31. Six terrorists, who later attacked the Pathankot air base had stopped their car and took its control to travel that night.

Salwinder’s cook Madan Gopal and his friend Rajesh Verma are the two other people whose houses have been raided on Thursday.

Both Gopal and Verma were with the police officer when the latter was abducted by the Pathankot attackers on the night of December 31.

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.