‘Will Be Treated, Probed Just As Any Other Militant’: J&K Police On Arrested Officer Davinder Singh

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday mentioned that adorned police officer Davinder Singh, who was apprehended along with two top Hizbul Mujahedeen militants on Saturday afternoon, shall be handled and probed similar to some other militant.

“The arrested officer shall be handled and investigated the best way militants are,” IGP J&Ok Police Vijay Kumar mentioned.

The police detained the officer, together with two militants when the trio was travelling in a car on Srinagar-Jammu freeway at Wanpow, he mentioned. “The circumstances underneath which he was arrested… is a heinous crime. That’s the reason he’s being handled at par with the militants,” he mentioned. “Interrogation is underway.”

When a reporter talked about that Davinder had confessed throughout an interview that he had requested Afzal Guru to ferry a person named Mohammad to New Delhi, Kumar mentioned the police would look into it.

Davinder had a strong file in anti-militancy operations and had honoured with the gallantry award in 2017. Presently, he was posted as DSP, Anti-hijacking, on the delicate Srinagar Worldwide Airport. Not too long ago, Singh was seen in government-released photos, receiving international diplomates on Thursday.

The arrest assumes significance because the officer, based on sources, was ferrying the militants out of the Valley to Delhi. Deputy Inspector Normal of South Kashmir Atul Goyal was supervising the operation which led to their arrest.

Naveed Babu, a particular police officer (SPO), who had abandoned the police pressure in 2017, was among the many two Hizbul Mujahedeen commanders. Again then, the police had mentioned that Babu decamped with 4 weapons. The previous SPO shot to the limelight after the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) authorities scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy and statehood in August 2019. Police had accused Babu of killing non-Kashmiri civilians and setting ablaze an apple-laden truck in Shopian district of south Kashmir in October. He had been threatening apple growers to not ship their produce to Indian markets.

The police had been miffed with such actions and had put up posters with Babu’s photos in several areas of Shopian, requesting the folks to share details about him.

In 2013, political events within the Valley had demanded a probe into the circumstances resulting in Guru’s arrest. Engineer Rashid, the then Langate MLA, had demanded the federal government ”represent a fee to probe the position of J-Ok Law enforcement officials in setting-up Afzal Guru”.

Referring to a letter written by Afzal to his lawyer Sushil Kumar, which was printed within the native press, the events had demanded a probe into these allegations.

Afzal had written to his lawyer in 2004 when he was lodged in Ward no 6 (Excessive-Safety Ward) Jail #1 of Tihar. Within the letter, Afzal had defined how “DSP Davinder Singh”, the then deputy superintendent of police, J-Ok Police’s Particular Operations Group at Humhama, Jammu & Kashmir, requested him to “take Mohammad”, a co-accused within the Parliament assault case, “to Delhi, lease a flat for his keep and buy a automobile for him”.


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