PATHANKOT, Jan 8 - The NIA today issued summons to a Punjab SP, who was allegedly abducted by terrorists involved in Pathankot attack, to appear before it on Monday for detailed interrogation even as the probe agency has picked up some footprints in the fields of a border village and the IAF base here and sent them to a Central forensic lab for matching.
NIA teams have fanned out to various areas in Pathankot and adjoining Gurdaspur district for collecting evidence related to the audacious terror strike on the IAF base of Pathakot during intervening night of January 1 and 2, official sources said.
The sources said that summons have been issued to Salwinder Singh, who is at present Assistant Commandant of 75th battalion of Punjab Armed Police, to appear before the agency for thorough questioning as there were some discrepancies in his statement to NIA and Punjab Police.
Singh, along with his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal, were allegedly kidnapped by terrorists on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 before they entered the Pathankot Air Base and carried out a terror strike on the following intervening night in which seven security personnel were killed. � PTI