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SP Salwinder Singh to undergo lie-detector test next week, says Home Ministry

India TV News Desk 15 Jan 2016, 19:58:19 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh, who is being questioned in connection with the terror attack on the Pathankot air base earlier this month, will be subjected to a lie-detector test next week, the Ministry of Home Affairs said today.

Salwinder was today questioned for the fourth consecutive day by sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) at their headquarters in the national capital.

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Salwinder Singh, along with his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal, had claimed that they were abducted by terrorists on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 – a day before the militants entered the IAF base in Pathankot and carried out the terror strike.

Investigators have found some inconsistencies in the statements of Salwinder regarding the events on the night that he was allegedly kidnapped. Salwinder has undergone several rounds of questioning.

NIA sleuths have also questioned Salwinder's cook and the caretaker of the Panj Peer Dargah that the police official claimed to have visited before being abducted.

Salwinder's past record has also gone against him. He was recently charged with misconduct by female constables in Gurdaspur and is also alleged to have links with the drug mafia that operates across the border. 

(With PTI inputs)