Suspended cop Davinder Singh shared ‘sensitive’ data with Pak High Commission: Officials


New Delhi, July 12

Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Devender Singh allegedly shared data together with “sensitive” particulars together with his contacts on the Pakistan High Commission which was grooming him to get some confidential particulars, officers have mentioned.

While probing Singh’s function, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had cracked passwords of his “secure” social media accounts which indicated his involvement with some staffers of the Pakistan High Commission, who had since been repatriated following their function in espionage actions within the nationwide capital, officers mentioned right here.

The NIA filed a chargesheet in opposition to Singh, at current lodged in Jammu jail, and 5 others on July 6 in a case of allegedly waging “war against India” with the assistance of Pakistan-based terror teams particularly the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Before his arrest, Singh’s final posting was on the essential anti-hijacking unit of the strategic Srinagar airport. Immediately after his arrest on January 11 this 12 months, the Centre started the method of handing over the safety of the airport to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as a precautionary measure.

The 3,064-page chargesheet, filed in a Jammu court docket below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code, names Singh, self-styled commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu and his alleged community of aides.

The others named are his brother Syed Irfan Ahmad in addition to the group’s alleged overground employee Irfan Shafi Mir, alleged confederate Rafi Ahmad Rather and businessman Tanveer Ahmad Wani, former president of the Line of Control Traders Association.

In the chargesheet, the NIA gave particulars of his function alleging that Singh was “in touch with certain officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi through secure social media platforms. Investigation revealed that he was being groomed by Pakistani officials for obtaining sensitive information”.

The chargesheet, which includes 3,017 oral and documentary evidences, offers particulars about his contacts on the Pakistan High Commission and likewise in regards to the data shared by him.

The officers mentioned he had been sharing “sensitive information” from the latter a part of 2019 however refused to disclose additional particulars.

The officers mentioned Singh was in shut contact with an individual recognized as Shafqat, an assistant working with the Pakistani mission right here. The official was among the many 50 per cent employees which was repatriated late final month.

The officers mentioned Irfan Shafi Mir, an advocate who labored as an overground employee for the phobia group, had all the time been negotiating with the High Commission officers and even receiving cash frequently.

Before his arrest, the accused had obtained an enormous quantity for organising seminars in Jammu and Kashmir and was tasked with fuelling unrest within the union territory particularly within the Kashmir valley, they mentioned.

Mir additionally visited Pakistan from the place he allegedly carried data for the cadres of Hizbul Mujahideen within the Valley in regards to the future plan of action, the officers mentioned.

Singh was arrested on January 11 this 12 months together with Naveed Babu, Rather and the advocate when their automotive was intercepted by Jammu and Kashmir police close to Qazigund on the nationwide freeway connecting the Valley with the remainder of the nation.

A search of the car led to the restoration of an AK-47 rifle, three pistols and a cache of ammunition and explosives. The NIA took over the case on January 17.

The investigation discovered that Singh, in an obvious bid to protect Naveed Babu, had shifted him together with the advocate to Jammu and organized secure shelter for them within the metropolis in February final 12 months as nicely.

Singh used his personal car for the motion of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and likewise assured them assist in procuring weapons, the NIA alleged. — PTI



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