NIA conduct raids at six locations

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Punjab: The NIA on Thursday carried out an investigation at six places in Punjab’s Gurdaspur and Amritsar towns. The raid was a part of the ongoing probe into the January when 2 terror attack at the air force base in Pathankot.

According to reports, the place raided belonged to suspected Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh and his two companions who were allegedly kidnapped by terrorists’ hours before they mounted the attack at the air base.

“Two days after the lie detector test of Salwinder Singh, we carried out raids at six locations, four in Gurdaspur and two in Amritsar,” said an NIA official.

“The locations include the residential places of Singh, his friend Rajesh Verma and his cook Madangopal,” he added.

A lie detector test was conducted on Salwinder Singh by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday. He is at present, posted as assistant commandant of 75th Punjab Armed Police after being shunted out as the superintendent of police at Gurdaspur.

Six Pakistani terrorists, who are believed to be from the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit, might have sneaked into Punjab from across the border and took the Punjab Police officer hostage before taking away his vehicle.  They attacked Singh’s friend and cook, but left the police officer himself unharmed and untouched. The six terrorists later attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, killing seven security personnel.