NIA takes over the probe into J&K cop’s alleged involvement with terrorists


NEW DELHI:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation into the alleged involvement of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Deputy Superintendent Davinder Singh with the terror groups.

The Union home ministry has asked the NIA to take a hard and close look at the case, according to a Hindustan Times report.

Davinder Singh was intercepted when he was travelling on the national highway to Jammu along with two Hizbul Mujahideen commanders Naveed Babu, Rafi Ahmed Rather. A third man arrested with them Irfan Shafi Mir is said to be a lawyer.

Singh, suspected of going rogue, was arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, or UAPA, the anti-terror law.

On Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir administration stripped him of the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry. According to an official order, the officer’s act amounted to disloyalty and brought the force into disrepute.

The preliminary probe has indicated that this was not the first time that Singh escorted the two terrorists through the counter-insurgency grid in Kashmir valley. He was suspended after his arrest.

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