Salwinder Singh, who was a Superintendent of Police in the border district of Gurdaspur when he claimed he was waylaid, abducted and later released by the terrorists, had been summoned by the NIA. There were alleged inconsistencies in his statements to the Punjab Police and the NIA.
Mr Singh could undergo a polygraph test, sources told NDTV. His statement will be recorded and the inconsistencies gone over, they added.
The officer was moved out of Gurdaspur and posted as an Assistant Commandant in the Punjab Armed Police after the alleged abduction. The police officer, his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal, were allegedly way laid and kidnapped by terrorists reportedly wearing army fatigues on the night of December 31.
Terrorists struck the Indian Air Force Base at Pathankot, one of the largest and more sensitive military installations in the Western Sector close to the India-Pakistan border, on January 2 eventually killing seven security personnel and injuring 20. A lieutenant colonel of the elite National Security Guard's bomb disposal squad was among those martyred in the strike.
The NIA is investigating the terror strike. It had registered three cases in the matter in Punjab. The first one pertains to the alleged abduction of Mr Singh and his associates.