Pathankot attack: Delhi Police question Army Major, 2 ‘associates’

The officer, a Major, was detained from his house in south west Delhi’s Delhi Cantonment area, while the other two are his alleged associates, an official involved in their detention told The Indian Express.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published:January 5, 2016 4:47 am
pathankot, pathankot attack, pathankot air base attack, pathankot martyr, pathankot operations, pathankot news, punjab news india news, latest news Officials said they suspected that the officer may have been in touch with members of the banned Khalistani militant organisation Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).

Delhi Police have questioned three men, including an Army officer, in connection with the attack on the Pathankot airbase. They have been questioned for over two days, sources said.

The officer, a Major, was detained from his house in south west Delhi’s Delhi Cantonment area, while the other two are his alleged associates, an official involved in their detention told The Indian Express.

Investigators in the Delhi Police’s Special Cell alleged the officer was in touch with former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassin Jagtar Singh Hawara and frequently met him in Tihar jail. Hawara is in judicial custody. Beant Singh was killed by a suicide bomber in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995, for which Hawara was convicted.

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Officials said they suspected that the officer may have been in touch with members of the banned Khalistani militant organisation Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). Two of the officer’s associates who are also being questioned do not belong to the Army, sources added. Senior police officers, however, declined to comment on the detention.

Sources said the detained officer met Hawara in Tihar jail more than once.

The officials of the special cell are also trying to establish the detained officer’s alleged links with two BKI militants arrested by the Special Cell and crime branch in 2012. The two were picked up from Punjab’s Ropar and Delhi, soon after 5 kg of RDX was recovered in an Indica parked outside the Ambala Cantonment station.

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    Sirius
    Jan 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    Lie detector test, Narco test , Financial audit , antecedents ... What did you think ?
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      SK Gupta
      Jan 5, 2016 at 1:27 am
      This attack too like 26/11 , had some inside support. Intel agencies must work hard to get to the truth.
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        Lovely
        Jan 5, 2016 at 3:57 am
        Like 26/11 , we lost valuable time in reacting . Much time was lost, commando operations should be fast, and accurate. There are many countries who have elite forces, as we have . It seems multiple agencies are to be blamed and also some laxity on the part of higher ups. Casualty rate of forces should be zero , our casualty rate is normally above international average. NSG commando death was very unfortunate and here also his death was avoidable.
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          mkd
          Jan 7, 2016 at 11:02 am
          Satwinder should undergo lie detector test and the army major and his 2 ociates
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            Lakshmi
            Jan 5, 2016 at 9:34 am
            Read today's lead story in the UK Independent paper. After a moment of shame, hope, like me, you will be relieved this guy is now neither Indian or Hindu. Islam and ISIS are welcome to him.
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              Nitin Hirey
              Jan 5, 2016 at 11:28 am
              Till yesterday we were blaming stan based terrorist outfit and now we are suspecting BKI in Pathankot attack. We are unable to zeroed on real culprit.
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                nittin
                Jan 5, 2016 at 4:01 am
                Indian Opposition and Paid Media : (1) Criticise the people protecting the country and running the operation ( 2) Target out what went wrong (3) Once the real culprits and conspirators will be captured then start protecting them under sickular 'vote bank ' shield. Questioning govt?
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                  PMMKRISHNA
                  Jan 5, 2016 at 2:22 am
                  BABBAR KHALSA must be held responsible for sabotaging India. these scoundrals must be nabbed and exceuted in public.
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                    Pradeep Bhatia
                    Jan 5, 2016 at 4:48 am
                    Deep interrogation required of Salwinder. He has all the answers. His political boses also should be questioned for the nexus between drug smugglers and the Punjab police. Unfortunately people like Pradeep Dutta of Times is carrying out media trial.
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                      Prathiba Sundaram
                      Jan 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                      Terrorists should be punished. Investigate the relation with the Sangh Parivar!
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                        Syed Rafat Husain
                        Jan 5, 2016 at 6:21 am
                        The Good, the Bad. the Ugly.
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                          Syed Rafat Husain
                          Jan 5, 2016 at 6:24 am
                          What do mean by saying. "Deep interrogation" ????
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                            Nagesh
                            Jan 6, 2016 at 7:13 am
                            get well soon
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                              Vinod Vinayak
                              Jan 5, 2016 at 3:28 am
                              babbar khalsa a group of stooges. they lick the very same muslims' who have tortured and killed their Gurus, took over all the Guruduaras including Nanaks Saheeb, killed and raped them till they left all of porki panjab. with this type of slave who need robots.
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