Law & Governance

Police Officer Davinder Singh Arrested With Hizbul Terrorists

BP World Bureau | Jan 13 2020 10:33:14 AM
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SRINAGAR: A senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir has been caught with two militants on the Srinagar-Jammu highway while they were travelling in a vehicle. 

Davinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police who is a decorated officer with the President's medal for bravery, has been caught while travelling with militants. 

Officer Singh was posted at the sensitive Srinagar International airport. He was caught at Wanpoh in the Kulgam district along with Naveed Babu, who is a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist. 

Naveed Babu is an accused in the killing of 11 non-local workers including labourers and truck drivers in south Kashmir. 

As per the reports, the murders were committed to driving the non-locals out of Kashmir in response to revoking the special status of the erstwhile state by the BJP led Centre Government. 

At the same time, he targetted the state's Apple industry. Since then the police have been tracking Naveed Babu's movements and he was traced while he made a call to his brother. 

When Babu and Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh were caught,  his accomplice Asif was also present. 

Hizbul terrorist Naveed Babu is also a former Special Police Official (SPO).

Multiple raids were conducted by the J&K police in Srinagar and South Kashmir and they have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition stashed by Davinder Singh and other terrorists in the process. 

They are investigating why the terrorists were going to Delhi along with Davinder Singh, who was absent from duty today and had applied for four days leave.

It is noted that on last year's independence day, Davinder Singh was awarded the President's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Davinder Singh was the highlight of parliamentary attack after a letter written by Afzal Guru came to light in 2013. In his letter, Guru claimed that Singh asked him to accompany a parliament attack accused to Delhi and take care of his facilities.