DSP Davinder Singh case: NIA conducts raid in Pulwama
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday carried
out a fresh raid in south Kashmir district of Pulwama reportedly in connect
with case involving a police officer, who was arrested while escorting two top
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outside the valley last month.
Official sources said that the investigation agency raided a
Darul Uloom in Pinglana in Pulwama. ”Further details are awaited,” they said.
The development comes about a week after NIA on February 13
arrested former president of the LoC Traders Association Tanveer Ahmed Wani, a
resident of Pulwama.
He was the sixth person to be arrested in this case.
Earlier this month, NIA raided several locations for two
days, on February 2 and 3, in south and north Kashmir, including the residence
of Davinder Singh.
A 20-member NIA team had come on February 1 to Kashmir to
collect more evidence against Singh whose arrest shook the security agencies in
J&K and Centre. Singh is currently being questioned in Jammu by the NIA
officials after getting his transit remand.
The DySP was arrested by J&K police on the 280-km-long
National Highway while transporting three people, including two HM commanders
Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmed, to Jammu on January 11.
Multiple raids were conducted by J&K police at his
residences in the valley after his arrest. But, after initial investigations by
the J&K police, the case was handed over to the NIA.
Singh was an office in Anti-hijacking wing of J&K police
at Srinagar International Airport, and was part of the security staff that
received a group of foreign ambassadors, including US ambassador, who visited
Kashmir last month.