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Pathankot terror attack: NIA raids residence of Gurdaspur SP

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Chandigarh: As a part of the ongoing investigation in the Pathankot airbase attack, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided five locations in Punjab, including the residence of former Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh, who is being probed for possible links with the attackers.

According to reports, the raids are being conducted at several locations in Gurdaspur and Amritsar.

These raids come amid reports that senior Punjab Police official Salwinder Singh, who was subjected to a lie detector test for two days, may now be asked to undergo psychological tests in connection with the Pathankot attacks.

As per reports, the NIA has also formed a panel of experts for Gurdaspur SP’s psychological analysis and behavioural profiling.

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 claimed during their investigations that they had gone to visit Dargarh Punj Peer, whose caretaker Somraj was also questioned by the NIA.

NIA has so far not found any incriminating evidence pointing to the involvement of Gurdaspur SP in the Pathankot terror attack case.

Terrorists had struck at the IAF base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2 in which seven security personnel were killed in the encounter that lasted for three days.

Four bodies of terrorists were recovered while two others are believed to have been burnt in the building where they were holding during the encounter which lasted for nearly 80 hours.

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