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Pathankot attack: Interpol called to identify terrorists

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 12, 2016, 4:18 am IST
Updated Jan 12, 2016, 4:34 am IST
The National Investigation Agency has secured a Black Notice from Interpol to ascertain the identity of four terrorists.
Soldiers keep guard at the perimeter fence of the Indian air force base in Pathankot, Punjab. (Photo: AP)
 Soldiers keep guard at the perimeter fence of the Indian air force base in Pathankot, Punjab. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency has secured a Black Notice from Interpol to ascertain the identity of four terrorists, whose bodies were secured from the attack site at the Pathankot air base.

The international notice is issued for identification of unidentified bodies found in a country, an MHA spokesperson said.

 

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The NIA has also sent some body parts to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory to ascertain whether they belong to the remaining two terrorists who were involved in the 80-hour-long gun battle with security forces which left seven personnel dead, the sources said.

A 10-member NIA team that is continuing search operations in Punjab has recovered an AK-47 magazine, a mobile phone and binoculars from the IAF base in Pathankot, the spokesperson said.

 

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NIA teams are working across Punjab and are examining witnesses and carrying out search operations at the encounter site as well as outside the base, he said. It put Punjab Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh to questioning for eight hours.

SP may undergo lie test

The exhasutive questioning of Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh started from 11 am in connection with the attack, during which contradictions were apparent in his statements to the investigators.

 

Agency sources have not ruled out subjecting him to lie detector test as questioning will continue on Tuesday when his cook Madan Gopal will also be examined by the terror investigation agency.

The sources claimed Mr Gopal might be confronted with Mr Singh who is still not giving clear answers to several key questions regarding his alleged abduction by attackers of the IAF base.

The NIA has also summoned Mr Gopal to the headquarters for questioning and if need be the two would be confronted, a Home Ministry spokesperson said. The central agency  had summoned Mr Singh as he was kidnapped by terrorists during the New Year night before they entered into the air base.

 

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