Srinagar, January 12: A senior police officer from Jammu and Kashmir, who was arrested along with two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, will be treated as "terrorist", state law enforcement authorities confirmed. Davinder Singh, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) posted with the strategic anti-hijacking team at Srinagar International Airport, was arrested on Saturday at Kulgam's Wanpoh area with two terrorists. Jammu And Kashmir: Cops Arrest Decorated Officer Davinder Singh With Hizbul Terrorists Enroute Delhi.
Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police (IGP), said that Singh has done a "heinous crime" and he will be treated as a terrorist. "The police officer (Singh) has worked on several anti-militancy operations. But the circumstances under which he was arrested yesterday when he was driving the car with militants towards Jammu is a heinous crime. That is why he is being treated at par with the militants," the IGP said. Jammu & Kashmir: 3 Militants of Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed Killed in Pulwama Encounter.
"He has been properly arrested, has been brought under remand and his interrogation is on. The investigation is at an initial stage and I cannot share anything further. The investigation is on and we have got several leads which we will not like to share as the operation is on. When this news spread yesterday, some militants escaped from a hideout in Shopian. The hideout was eight feet under the ground which had food items among other things stored there,” Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI.
Davinder Singh was arrested after intelligence input from the Shopian Superintendent of Police after which he was tracked down. Singh, along with Hizbul terrorists Naveed Babu and Riyaz Naikoo, was detained by the police.
The IGP denied allegations about Jammu and Kashmir Police's involvement with militants, saying “it cannot be generalised”. “You cannot generalise, there is no involvement of JK Police,” he said, also adding that the Jammu and Kashmir Police force was at par with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to carry out the detailed probe of the officer's involvement with the militants.
(With PTI Inputs)