Another mobile phone found at Pathankot attack site, NIA to seek Interpol help

Brand-new DELHI: India will move Interpol to secure a Black corner notice to identify the four terrorists who were killed during Pathankot operations, the Union estate ministry said on Monday.

The security forces have actually recovered one more mobile phone, one AK-47 magazine and binocular from the encounter site during search operations, a estate ministry spokesperson said.

“NIA teams are examining witnesses in Punjab, both inside the Pathankot Air Force station and outside,” said MHA spokesperson.

Meanwhile, the Centre has actually ruled out immediate arrest of Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh, who is being questioned over the discrepancies in his statements.

Salwinder Singh, his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal were allegedly kidnapped by terrorists on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 before they entered the IAF base in Pathankot and carried out a terror strike on the following intervening night in which seven security personnel including a Lt Colonel of NSG were killed.

Singh was recently shunted as SP (headquarters) of Gurdaspur following allegation of breach of discipline.
The NIA has actually registered three cases in connection along with the terror strike at Pathankot IAF base.
The initial case pertains to Salwinder Singh’s abduction and the second for the killing of the taxi driver. Both the cases were registered at Narot Jaimal Singh Police Station in Pathankot district.
The third and the main case, registered at Police Station Division No. 2 Pathankot, relates to the terrorist attack on the Air Force Station.
(along with inputs from PTI)