The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe a case in which a senior Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police officer was arrested while ferrying three terrorists out of the Valley.
Davinder Singh, posted as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), was arrested along with two terrorists of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen – Naveed Baba and Altaf on January 11th, 2020. He was allegedly ferrying out the terrorists of Kashmir valley for a possible terror attack.
He was booked under the Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) by the NIA. As per several media reports, an NIA team will bring Singh to Delhi for interrogation from Kashmir.
The NIA’s team will seize the AK-47, hand grenades, pistol and mobile phone, and other items which were recovered from his car and home.
Singh served in the J&K Police as an inspector and then DSP for over 25 years and was posted with the anti-hijacking squad at the Srinagar airport at the time of his arrest. He was earlier the DSP of Pulwama.
Singh, who hails from Tral area of Pulwama district, was recruited as a sub-inspector in 1994 and later joined the Special Operations Group (SoG) of the J&K Police and was one of the active members of Task Force. He was part of a UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo in 2003 for a year.