The DSP, who is a decorated police officer, was awarded the Presidentâ€™s Police Medial for gallantry in August last year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday arrested a decorated Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) along with two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a counter-terror operation in Qazigund area of Kulgam district. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Vijay Kumar, IG, Jaamu and Kashmir Police said, “Yesterday during an operation in Sophian, one Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was arrested along with two wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militants.”
Vijay Kumar, IG, J&K Police: Yesterday during an operation in Sophian, one Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was arrested along with two wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militants, while they were travelling together in a vehicle on National Highway. Interrogation is underway. pic.twitter.com/u5alCpNFPW— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2020
Moreover, the police on Sunday registered an FIR under various laws of unlawful activities act against DSP Davinder Singh and two Hizbul militants. The trio is being investigated at the SOG camp at Aminoo village in Kulgam.
The accused were booked under different sections of Arms act and Explosive substance act at Qazigund police station and the police recovered two rifles and several grenades from them.
The DSP, who is a decorated police officer, was awarded the President’s Police Medial for gallantry in August last year. A former counter-insurgency officer, the DSP was presently posted at the sensitive Srinagar international airport, say reports.
DSP Davinder Singh's name had also surfaced in the 2001 parliment attack. In a letter to his lawyer from Tihar jail, prime accused Afzal Guru, had said that he was forced by the then J-K SOG Davinder Singh to take one of the attackers to New Delhi, rent a flat for his stay and purchase him a car, reports India Today.
DSP Singh had played an important role in anti-terror operations in Kashmir when militancy was at peak in the valley after 1994.