NIA gets nod for lie-detector test on SP

The NIA team along with Salwinder came to the court of District Judge Amarnath and moved an application seeking court's permission to conduct the lie-detector test on him.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 19, 2016 2:00 am
Pathankot, NIA, salvinder singh, Pathankot air base, Pathankot air base attack, lie detector test, Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, NIA team, pathankot updates New Delhi: Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh arrives to appear before NIA in New Delhi on Wednesday for a questioning in connection with the Pathankot terror attack. PTI Photo

The special NIA court Monday allowed the agency to conduct a lie-detector test on Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh in connection with its probe into the Pathankot terror attack.

Sources said NIA told the court of District and Sessions Judge Amar Nath that there were “inconsistencies” in Singh’s statements during questioning and sought permission for the test. The sources added that Singh has given consent for the test. The court, sources said, has directed NIA to conduct the test within three days.

Salwinder, currently posted as Assistant Commandant with the 75th battalion of Punjab Armed Police, was shunted days before the terror strike as SP (headquarters) of Gurdaspur and faces charges of breach of discipline. He has claimed that the terrorists hijacked his car before entering the airbase on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. He has claimed that he was kidnapped by the terrorists after his visit to the shrine and later let off as they did not know his identity.

 

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    TIHAEwale
    Jan 18, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    There every possibility Salwinder was compromised with drug smugglers unfortunately for India instead of usual drug smugglers this time it was terrorists who had come to meet Salwinder which even he was not expecting
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    Kaliyug
    Jan 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm
    Detecting the lies are easy, prosecuting the liars will be hard. Especially in Punjab the Badal government is in bed with stan drug bosses.
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    Kaliyug
    Jan 18, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    Salwinder's hands are not clean, he does know who the drug bosses in Punjab are, I think the Badal government will come under scrutiny if Salwinder speaks out, hence he should be protected under the best security available. The Badal scam has to burst, no one can have so many ets in Punjab, Delhi and overseas without making money from illicit means.
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    Junior_butcher
    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm
    Badals....
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    Junior_butcher
    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm
    Lie detector test is must for Cook and Jeweller too
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    SUNIL
    Jan 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    ITS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT MOST PUNJAB POLICE CADRE OFFICERS ARE CORRUPT AS COMPARED TO IPS OFFICERS WHO HAIL FROM ALL PARTS OF INDIA SO DONT HAVE LOCAL LINKS TO DRUG SMUGGLERS AND ANTI NATIONAL ELEMENTS WITHIN THE BADAL/DAL WHO HAVE TOTALLY RUINED PUNJAB WITH THERE G DESIGNS OF TRYING TO COPY THE WEST.
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    Sanjeev Singal
    Jan 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    Salwinder Singh should be provided 24 hours security. Since he can provide vital clues to the w menace of drugs trade across Indo Pak border, so there may be people with vessel interests who would like to bump him out.
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    Sanjeev Singal
    Jan 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    vested interests
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