New Delhi, January 16: Questioning the central government's silence on the arrest of Jammu & Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh for ferrying three militants, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked whether an attempt is being hatched to "cover-up" the matter. The Gandhi scion, in a post on Twitter, also demanded a probe into the alleged links of Davinder with the Pulwama terror attack. DSP Davinder Singh Stripped of Sher-e-Kashmir Medal For Alleged Links With Militants.
Sharing an image on social media, Gandhi asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval have not reacted yet to the arrest of Davinder along with the three militants. "What was Davinder's role in Pulwama attack?" read another question raised by him. The Twitter post also asked whether Davinder was being protected or guided by a top-level official in the security establishment.
"DSP Davinder Singh sheltered 3 terrorists with Indian blood on their hands at his home and was caught ferrying them to Delhi. He must be tried by a fast track court within 6 months and if guilty, given the harshest possible sentence for treason against India," Gandhi said.
See Rahul Gandhi's Tweet
DSP Davinder Singh sheltered 3 terrorists with 🇮🇳 blood on their hands at his home & was caught ferrying them to Delhi.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 16, 2020
Davinder was arrested on Saturday along with Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Naveed Baba, Hizbul Mujahideen militant Altaf and overground worker of terror outfits - Irfan. He was apprehended near Mir Bazar checkpoint on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
The preliminary probe has revealed that Davinder had hidden the trio at his Srinagar-based residence, located next to the Army's XV headquarters, since Friday. A raid carried out at his house led to the recovery of AK 47 rifle and two pistols, along with a sic=significant cache of ammunitions.
Davinder was earlier involved in a controversy when Afzal Guru, convicted for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack, wrote a letter in 2013 alleging that he was asked by the J&K DSP to arrange accommodation for co-accused Mohammed. Although the allegation was briefly probed, the inquiry was dropped after the accustation could not be substantiated.