Suspended J-Okay cop Davinder Singh was tasked by Pakistan to ascertain ‘contact’ in MEA, says NIA

New Delhi, August 30

Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Davinder Singh, who has been chargesheeted by the NIA for offering help to banned terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, was tasked by his Pakistani handler with establishing a “contact” within the Ministry of External Affairs for espionage actions.

According to the chargesheet of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed earlier than a particular courtroom in Jammu, Singh, who was posted within the delicate anti-hijacking unit of Jammu and Kashmir police, had been in fixed contact together with his handlers within the Pakistan High Commission who’ve since been repatriated to Islamabad.

The 3,064-page chargesheet, filed beneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and varied sections of the Indian Penal Code in opposition to Singh and 5 others, gave an in depth description of the police officer’s involvement in offering shelter to the terrorists of the banned group.

The chargesheet mentioned he had saved the variety of his contact on the Pakistan High Commission as ‘Pak Bhai’ (Pakistani brother). The contact had been giving him varied duties which included deployment of forces and arrival of “VIPs” within the Kashmir valley.

After having dedicated himself to Hizbul Mujahideen, Singh was requested to ascertain a contact within the Ministry of External Affairs by his Pakistani handler for spying on them.

However, Singh was unable to make any headway, the NIA officers mentioned.

The chargesheet, filed within the first week of July, has accused Singh and others of allegedly waging “war against India” with the assistance of Pakistan-based terrorists and members of the nation’s excessive fee in Delhi.

Besides Singh, others named within the chargesheet are self-styled commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu, 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.

Detailing the conspiracy, the NIA alleged that Deputy Superintendent of Police Singh, who’s in a jail right here, 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 central company mentioned within the chargesheet that the probe within the case has introduced “on record that the Pakistani establishment has been devising all possible ways and means to fund, arm and sustain the terrorist activities of the banned terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen”.

Singh was arrested on January 11 this 12 months together with Naveed Babu, Rather and Mir, an 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 automobile 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 defend 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.

Singh used his personal automobile for the motion of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and in addition assured them assist in procuring weapons, the NIA alleged.

Investigations present that the accused had been acquiring weapons and ammunition from throughout the border with the assistance of arms smugglers and Singh. These weapons had been later used for terrorist actions, it mentioned. PTI


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