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Mobile phone, AK-47 magazine found at Pathankot base; NIA to question SP again

A Mobile Phone, An AK-47 Magazine And A Binocular Were Found From The Indian Air Force Base In Pathankot On Monday. Punjab Police Officer Salwinder Singh Will Be Questioned By The NIA Again On Tuesday, Authorities Have Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 12 Jan 2016, 09:07:40 AM

New Delhi:

A mobile phone, an AK-47 magazine and a binocular were found from the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot on Monday. Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh will be questioned by the NIA again on Tuesday, authorities have said.

“A 10-member team of the National Investigation Agency, led by an officer of deputy inspector general of police-rank, continued the search operation in the area where the gun battle with the terrorists took place. One AK-47 magazine, a mobile phone and a binocular were recovered from the scene,” a home ministry statement said.

The statement said that Salwinder Singh will again be questioned on Tuesday as the process could not be completed on Monday.
Singh, who is suspected of helping the terrorists who attacked the Air base in Punjab on January 2, was questioned by the NIA on Monday.

“A Black Corner notice is being issued to the Interpol for the identification of the bodies of the four slain terrorists,” the central agency said.

“The NIA teams have continued to question SP Salwinder Singh’s friend Rajesh Verma as well as his cook Madan Gopal in Punjab. Madan Gopal will be called for questioning at the NIA headquarters in Delhi and the date of his questioning will be intimated in due course,” the home ministry statement said.

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First Published : 12 Jan 2016, 09:04:00 AM