NIA to probe J&K DSP Davinder Singh case, fresh case registered

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Updated: January 18, 2020 1:43:19 PM

Davinder Singh and three others were caught with arms and ammunition while they were travelling in a car near Qazigund on the national highway in south Kashmir.

Davinder SinghDavinder Singh was arrested last Saturday from Kulgam in south Kashmir while ferrying two terrorists and a lawyer.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday took over the case involving Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh, news agency PTI reported. Davinder was arrested last Saturday from Kulgam in south Kashmir while ferrying two terrorists and a lawyer.

“NIA has taken over the case involving DSP Davinder Singh who was caught with terrorists,” Officials said.

After receiving orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the NIA has re-registered a case and started the investigation.

Davinder and three others were caught with arms and ammunition while they were travelling in a car near Qazigund on the national highway in south Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Congress party has demanded a fair probe within six months into the case involving Davinder. The party also sought a re-investigation into the February 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack and Singh’s role in it as he had been posted in the district as DSP at the time.

Questioning the government’s “conspicuous silence”, the grand old party demanded the Prime Minister and the Home Minister to answer questions raised by people after Singh’s arrest last week.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday tweeted that the best way to “silence” Davinder was to hand the investigation against him to NIA chief YC Modi, under whose care the case will be “as good as dead”. Calling the National Investigation Agency chief “another Modi”, the Congress leader said he had investigated the 2002 Gujarat riots and the killing of former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003.

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has said that the arrest of Davinder raises questions as to who were the real culprits behind the Pulwama terror attack and demanded a fresh probe into the matter.

“The chink in the armour is exposed in the valley much to the consternation of us, we can not afford ourselves to be penny wise and pound foolish,” Chowdhury tweeted.

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