On Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir police arrested Davinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) along with two Hizbul terrorists and one Hizbul “overground worker.” One of the militants arrested was wanted for killing migrant workers in Kashmir.
The arrests were made after police intercepted a car in Kulgam area where a barricade was put after specific input was received that Singh along with the militants were heading towards Jammu from where they would reach Delhi via Chandigarh. The militants were allegedly planning an attack on the Republic Day, and Singh was providing them a safe passage for a sum of Rs 12 lakh, according to media reports.
Singh was mentioned by Afzal Guru who was convicted in the Parliament attack in 2004. In a letter to his lawyer, he had alleged that Singh ordered him to take someone to Delhi and arrange accommodation for him. This was the man who was later shot dead during the Parliament attack, which occurred in 2001.
Singh known for carrying out successful counter-terror operations was suspended post-arrest and is currently being interrogated by officials.
“Suspicion is that Davinder Singh may have helped terrorists earlier as well. Cops are carefully scanning CCTV footage at the airport too,” officials told media.