DSP case: NIA raids in J&K to look for Hizbul links
Srinagar:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is carrying out searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including premises of carpet businessman, to look for financial links vis-a-vis the DSP Davinder Singh case. “Searches are going on at multiple locations in Srinagar and other places in J&K in connection with the Davinder Singh case,” top NIA sources in Delhi told IANS on Saturday. The source said that the raided places included the premises of carpet businessman in Srinagar, adding that the anti-terror probe agency is looking at the financial link in Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen. The development comes almost a month after the NIA filed a charge sheet against six persons, including suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police, in a special NIA court in Jammu. The NIA has named Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu, Irfan Shafi Mir, Rafi Rather, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, and Syed Irfan in its charge sheet, besides Davinder Singh. The suspended police officer is lodged in Kathua jail at Heeranagar in Jammu division. He was arrested by the police on January 11 on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway while transporting two HM militants — Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmad Rather — and a law school dropout Irfan Shafi Mir to Jammu. Naveed’s brother Irfan was arrested on January 23 for his ‘role’ in the conspiracy while Wani came under the scanner for allegedly giving money to Naveed, a former Special Police Officer of J&K who had joined the militant ranks. After the arrest of Singh, initial investigations were done by the J&K Police before the case was handed over to the NIA.