Punjab: NIA conducts raids locations connected to Salwinder Singh


A team of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday morning reached senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh’s residence as a part of the probe into his role in the Pathankot terror attack.

Several locations in Amritsar and Gurdaspur were raided where the cop had connections.

Singh went through several rounds of questioning by the NIA in connection with the terror strike at Pathankot Airbase as suspicion arose after several contradictions in his statements during his interrogation.

The investigators also questioned Salwinder Singh’s cook and the caretaker of ‘Panj Peer Dargah’, which Singh had claimed to have visited before he was kidnapped by terrorists involved in the attack on Pathankot Airbase.

The shrine is located a few kilometres from Bamiyal, the village from where the terrorists were suspected to have infiltrated into India before mounting the attack.

Officials of the probe agency also said that there were similarities in the recent attack on the Pathankot Air Force station and a police station and some other targets in Dinanagar, both in Punjab.

Six terrorists had attacked the Pathankot base on January 2.

They were killed in a counter-operation by Indian forces that lasted for about three days and also claimed the lives of seven security personnel.

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