NIA arrests ‘militant’ in ex-DSP Davinder Singh’s case


Srinagar: National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested an alleged militant in connection with a case involving former deputy superintendent of police (DySP) Davinder Singh who was caught while “transporting” militants out of Kashmir valley.

Official sources said that a militant Tariq Ahmed Mir was arrested by NIA for providing logistic support to militants and was in touch with Singh, who is being probed for his relationship with militants, they said.

The official further said that Mir has provided support to the militants in Kashmir on a number of occasions and was active with militants for long.

“We have verified that he was in touch with Singh for some time. We will probe their relations and also probe if any other police officers were in touch with Mir,” the source added.

The source further said that in the coming days few more arrests will be made.

On January 11, police arrested Singh on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway when he was transporting Naveed, Rafi and Irfan to Jammu.

After initial investigations by the J&K Police the case was handed to the NIA.

Police sources said that the two militants  and the lawyer had planned a travel to Pakistan after reaching Jammu.

Singh was later shifted from Srinagar to Jammu on a transit remand where an NIA team questioned him. After his arrest by the J&K police, multiple raids were conducted at his residence in Srinagar.

Singh was posted with the anti-hijacking wing of J&K Police in Srinagar, and was part of the security staff that had received a group of foreign diplomats who visited Kashmir. (UNI)

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