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Pathankot attack: Salwinder to be subjected to psychological tests

Terror in Pathankot Updated: Jan 20, 2016 21:45 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Pathankot Attacks

Superintendent of Police (Headquarters)Salwinder Singh has been questioned for more than a week so far. (HT File Photo)

After subjecting senior Punjab Police official Salwinder Singh to lie detector test for two days, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will get his psychological analysis done by experts on Thursday, sources told HT. “The NIA has formed a panel of experts for his psychological and behavioural profiling,” said a home ministry official.

The agency has also not ruled out subjecting Salwinder’s cook Madan Gopal and jeweller friend Rajesh Verma to lie detector test. Both Gopal and Verma were with Salwinder when he was abducted by the Pathankot attackers on the night of December 31. They had gone to visit Dargarh Punj Peer, whose caretaker Somraj has also been questioned by the NIA .

Salwinder has been questioned for more than a week so far.

“We will get report of the experts who conducted Salwinder’s lie detector test within the next few days. Only then a final call will be taken with regard to Salwinder,” said the official.

NIA sources say they have not found any evidence to suggest that Salwinder had links with terrorists.

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“If the NIA finds anything against him, it may ask other specialised agencies, like Narcotics Control Bureau, to conduct a probe against him. But besides a few inconsistencies in his statements, investigators have not found anything against him,” added the official.

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.

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