Suspended Punjab SP Salwinder Singh to be quizzed by Pak JIT

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 16:51 IST
Suspended Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh will be questioned by the Pakistan JIT in connection with the Pathankot airbase attack. (PTI File Photo)

Suspended Gurdaspur superintendent of police Salwinder Singh on Thursday arrived at the NIA headquarters in Delhi to be questioned by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan on the Pathankot terror attack.

Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and friend Rajesh Verma reached the NIA office where the JIT will question the three in the presence of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials, sources told IANS.

The three were questioned by the NIA on March 26 and have been living under the agency’s supervision since then.

Singh has claimed that he, Verma and cook Gopal were abducted by four or five heavily-armed terrorists near Punjab’s Kolia village on January 2.

The terrorists later attacked the Pathankot airbase in which seven security personnel were killed. The Pakistani terrorists were later killed in a shootout.

The Pakistani team is in India to probe the Pathankot attack, which New Delhi says was masterminded by Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

On Monday and Tuesday, the NIA submitted evidence to the five-member JIT on the terror attack.

According to NIA sources, the evidence show that the Pathankot operation was planned by elements in Pakistan.

The visiting team comprises among others Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) official Lt. Colonel Tanvir Ahmed and military intelligence officer Lt. Colonel Irfan Mirza.

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