Senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, who was being investigated by the NIA in connection with the Pathankot terror attack, got a clean chit by the agency on Friday.
Nothing adverse was found against the SP-rank officer after he went through several rounds of questioning and scientific tests including lie-detector test, official sources said.
Searches were also conducted at his residence and office but nothing incriminating was found against him, official sources said.
Singh and his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal were kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. The terrorists later attacked the Pathankot Air Force base. The terrorists released Singh and the cook, but killed Verma.
7 security personnel were killed in the 80-hour long terror strike, while four terrorists were gunned down.
Though Salwinder has been given a clean chit, many questions remain unanswered. Why questions were raised on Salwinder, who himself was a victim? Why he came under suspicion?
On the other hand, suspicion still continues as the question still remains unanswered as to how he went scot-free after being kidnapped by terrorists? Is it possible that terrorists could leave their victims alive and unharmed? Is it a big cover-up?