The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has formally taken over the high-profile case of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Davinder Singh, for helping militants get safe passage outside the Valley. The NIA is likely to take the DSP to Delhi for futher interrogation.
Davinder was caught along with top Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including Naveed Babu, on January 11. Naveed, a former cop was the prime accused in the killing of non-local labourers and truckers, in south Kashmir in October last year.
The NIA took over the case after receiving an order from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and DSP (Davinder Singh) were arrested along with arms and ammunition while they were travelling in a car, near Qazigund on the national highway. In this regard, a case was registered at the Qazigund police station,” a spokesman for the NIA said.
“After receiving the MHA’s order, the NIA has re-registered the case and started the investigation,” he said.