Pathankot terror attack: Gurdaspur SP says 'completed my responsibility'

Gurdaspur: Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salvinder Singh, who was abducted by the terrorists involved in the attack on Pathankot's air base, on Tuesday rubbished allegations that the claims made by him were not given credence by the Punjab Police for hours.

'I informed the police as soon as I could. I completed my responsibility. They believed me completely. If you expect that I must have fought against them, then they would have killed me. They were five armed men,' he said.

Narrating the incident, Singh said, 'When we stopped the car, five persons rushed towards me. Those people had AK 47 with them. They did not ask us the way. They had GPRS with them.' Singh further said the terrorists took his mobile phone and spoke in Urdu. 'One of them said `Salam alaikum' and hung up. They were talking to their commander, I think,' he added.

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) yesterday registered three cases to probe the conspiracy behind the Pathankot terror attack. The first of the three cases pertains to the Gurdaspur SP's abduction.

Security forces continued search and combing operation inside the Pathankot airbase on Tuesday ' the fourth day after the attack on the frontline Air Force Station (AFS) by terrorists. A military official said a fifth terrorist was killed on the third day of a siege and at least one attacker remained in the complex, as troops worked to secure the sprawling compound.

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