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Pathankot attack: NIA to grill Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh on Monday

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:12 IST

The National Investigation Agency has summoned Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh, who was kidnapped along with a jeweller friend and cook by the Pathankot air base attackers to the National capital. NIA, that is investigating the Pathankot attacks will question him on Monday.

The agencies will verify the antecedents of Singh, the purpose of his visit to the secluded area in Pathankot at the odd hours and why he was not accompanied by any of his PSOs besides others.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a probe into the leads provided by India about the Pathankot airbase attack, a media report said today. He chaired a high-level meeting yesterday and discussed the attack on the Indian airbase, The Nation reported.

The prime minister and his aides agreed to launch investigations into the evidence provided by India, it said. A senior official said the leads provided by India were handed over to Intelligence Bureau chief Aftab Sultan for further action.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan was ready to boost cooperation with the neighbouring India as part of counter-terrorism efforts.

Sharif directed National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua to remain in contact with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in a bid to keep renewed dialogue on track after the attack on Pathankot air base.

Another official said the information provided by India was "not enough" as it was just limited to telephone numbers and Pakistan might ask for additional information.

"We would like to have solid information to build a case for action otherwise courts intervene and the suspects will be bailed out," he added.

He said the meeting agreed that strong action would be taken after probe against anyone found guilty of involvement in the attack.

The official said that the meeting also decided to speed up implementation of National Action Plan.

With inputs from PTI

First published: 8 January 2016, 8:17 IST