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Had Davinder Singh Been Davinder Khan….: Why Adhir Ranjan Wants Fresh Pulwama Probe

On Monday, Senior Jammu And Kashmir Police Officer Davinder Singh, Who Was Arrested Along With Two Terrorists.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 14 Jan 2020, 12:13:17 PM
It has emerged that Davinder Singh had sheltered three terrorists, arrested along with him, at his residence in Srinagar right next to the Army's XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment.

It has emerged that Davinder Singh had sheltered three terrorists, arrested along with him, at his residence in Srinagar right next to the Army's XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment. (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, on Tuesday demanded fresh probe into the dastardly February 14 Pulwama terror attack. Linking the attack to the arrest of senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh, Chowdhury said, “question will certainly be arisen as to who were the real culprits behind the gruesome Pulwama incident, need a fresh look on it.” Slamming the ruling party and its ideological parent RSS, Chowdhury tweeted, “Had Davindar Singh by default been Davindar Khan, the reaction of troll regiment of RSS would have been more strident and vociferous. Enemies of our country ought to be condemned irrespective of Colour, Creed, and Religion.”

Raising concern over the bigger security issue, Chowdhury said that “the chink in the armour is exposed in the valley much to the consternation of us, we cannot afford ourselves to be penny wise and pound foolish.”

The Big Catch

On Monday, senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested along with two terrorists -- self-styled district commander of banned Hizbul Mujahideen, Naveed Baba, and Altaf and an overground worker at a checkpoint on a national highway by a team of policemen, was suspended from the services. It has emerged that Singh had sheltered three terrorists, arrested along with him, at his residence in Srinagar right next to the Army's XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment.

Singh, who was decorated with President Police Medal about four months ago, continued to be grilled by a team of police and intelligence investigators. His office at Srinagar airport, where he was posted as deputy superintendent of police in the anti-hijacking squad, was sealed, they said.

The Conspiracy

Piecing together the chain of events, the officials said the two terrorists -- self-styled district commander of banned Hizbul Mujahideen, Naveed Baba, and Altaf -- were taken to the officer's home on Friday by a lawyer Irfan, who the police said was an overground worker for terror groups.

Singh reported absent from duty on Saturday, the day he was apprehended by a team of policemen along with the other three at Mir Bazar on the national highway. The DySP had applied for leave from Sunday till Thursday, they said.

Police had carried out searches at his residence here and seized two pistols and an AK rifle beside a large quantity of ammunition.

Singh, whose name had been cleared for promotion as superintendent of police, is also likely to lose the gallantry medal that was awarded to him last year, the officials said.

The DySP is deemed to have been suspended after having completed 48 hours in police custody, they said quoting service rules.

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First Published : 14 Jan 2020, 11:41:16 AM