The National Investigation Agency to probe J&K deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh in terror case
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The Centre has turned up the heat on Davinder Singh, deputy superintendent of police, J&K Police, days after he was caught by the cops, while he was allegedly transporting terrorists out from Shopian in Kashmir.
With the National Investigation Agency (NIA) now set to probe Singh’s case, a Union home ministry official on Thursday said that, “NIA has been asked to proceed with investigations while the formal order is issued. Singh was caught with two Hizbul terrorists on January 11. The prerogative to sack Singh is with J&K Union Territory administration.”
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said it is recommending to the central government that Singh be sacked, even as he continues to be quizzed by the J&K Police as well as intelligence agencies.
While speaking at a press conference Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh had said that Davinder Singh has now been suspended from his duties.
“He has been suspended, and we are recommending his sacking to the government. Cannot share right now what has been revealed during the interrogation,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile on Thursday, security forces in Kashmir also averted a major terror attack after five Jaish-e-Mohammad terror operatives were arrested.
Officials familiar with the development said that a large amount of explosive material had been recovered from the group who were planning grenade blasts in Srinagar’s Hazratbal area, ahead of the Republic Day.
J&K Police on Saturday arrested Singh along with two terrorists while they were on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, following a tip-off that a wanted terrorist was travelling out of Shopian. Singh, who was posted as the deputy superintendent of police at Srinagar airport, was arrested along with militants Naveed Babu and Altaf.
The office of the inspector general of South Kashmir had received the tip-off about the movement of a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant.