Arrested Kashmir policeman Davinder Singh sheltered Hizbul Mujahideen militants in his home

Clay Curtis
January 15, 2020

Singh was absent from duty on Saturday, and had applied for leave till Thursday, police officials said.

On Sunday, deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police and two terrorists were detained from a auto in south Kashmir.

He was now working at the anti-hijacking unit at Srinagar's airport, one of the most fortified and heavily guarded airports in India.

Sources in the Indian police informed the Times of India that Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh had allegedly taken 1.2 million in return for helping the fighters with a reconnaissance mission.

According to PTI, deputy inspector general of South Kashmir Atul Goyal was supervising the operation which caught Davinder Singh's auto at a police barricade at Mir Bazar in Kulgam of South Kashmir on January 11.

"The fast-moving auto was stopped and searched". His claim that phone records would establish Davinder Singh had been in touch with him and Mohammad was ignored and left uninvestigated. Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi's Tihar Jail on 9 February 2013 during the Congress regime.

Two top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen - Naveed Baba and Rafi Ahmad - of Budgam were the two militants arrested.

He is being interrogated by various intelligence agencies, including IB, military intelligence and RAW, besides the police. Intelligence sources said the terrorists planned to carry out attacks on Republic Day.

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Peterson said the victims were as cooperative as they could be but weren't sure exactly which way their attacker went. Police say the attacks appeared to be random and would have likely continued had the suspect not been apprehended.

Singh, a native of Tral in Kashmir, was intercepted while travelling with Hizbul terrorists on January 11. "The credit goes to the police for identifying this black sheep and unveil the conspiracy (which he was hatching with terrorists)", Khan, a retired IPS officer who was instrumental in breaking the backbone of militancy in the 1990s, told reporters on the sidelines of a function.

The IGP denied allegations about police's involvement with militants, saying "it can not be generalised".

"We have done it in the past in many cases and now in this particular case where it has caught its own officer on its own input and action and would continue to abide by our code of conduct and the Law of the Land which is same for everyone".

He refused to divulge details of the ongoing investigation in the case but said the case would be probed from all angles. But the circumstances under which he was arrested yesterday when he was driving the vehicle with militants towards Jammu is a heinous crime.

"It is a heinous crime and he will be treated at par with other terrorists", Kumar said, adding that all three were being subjected to intense questioning by a joint team from central security agencies as well as the police.

Davinder Singh's under-construction house in Srinagar's Indira Nagar locality.

While it is unusual for a serving police officer to be accused of involvement in Indian-administered Kashmir's 30-year rebellion, it is not the first time Indian officers have been implicated in rebel activities in one of the most militarised zones in the world. "Dysp Davinder Singh is not awarded any Gallantry or Meritorious Medal by MHA as has been reported by some media outlets/persons Only gallantry medal awarded to him during his service is by the erstwhile J&K State on Independence Day 2018.for his Participation in countering a Fidayeen Attack by Terrorists at District Police Lines Pulwahma on 25/26 Aug 2017 when he was posted there as DySP District Police Lines Pulwama", the official handle of the Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted.

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