The police of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday has confirmed that Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh who was arrested with two other militants will be dealt with as a ‘terrorist’.
The police had arrested Singh on Saturday during an operation in Sophian after intercepting his vehicle and found two militants inside it along with five grenades. In a subsequent raid at his house, police also recovered two AK-47 rifles.
“Yesterday duing an operation in Sophian, one DSP was arrested along with two wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militants, while they were travelling together in a vehicle on National Highway. Interrogation is underway,” Vijay Kumar, Inspector General, Jammu and Kashmir police said.
It is to be noted that Davinder Singh has served on many senior posts in Jammu and Kashmir police department.
Vijay Kumar also said, “We consider DSP Davinder Singh’s involvement as a heinous crime and he will be dealt in the same manner as other arrested militants.”
As reported by IANS, he further told that the police have not found any record of his involvement in the case of Parliament attack case.
Singh was in controversy after a letter written by Afzal Guru, the Parliament attack convict, in 2013 claimed that the officer had asked him to accompany a parliament attack accused to Delhi and arrange his stay there.
Davinder Singh was decorated with President’s medal for bravery in the last year’s Independence Day event.
Singh was posted at the sensitive Srinagar International airport. He was caught by the police at Wanpoh in Kulgam district with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu and his accomplice Asif.
Naveed Babu is accused of being involved in the killing of 11 non-local workers in South Kashmir in October and November last year.
The series of killings were carried out to drive non-locals out of Kashmir and target Kashmir’s apple industry after the scrapping of Article 370 on August 5 last year.
Police was tracking Babu’s movement and his location was traced after he made a phone call to his brother, said sources.