Davinder Singh was arrested along with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Naveed Baba and Altaf, besides a lawyer who was operating as an overground worker for terror outfits. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Rattled by the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir have decided to change the security arrangements t the airports in the Union Territory. Latest reports suggest that the CISF has taken over the security of Jammu and Srinagar airports. “The proposal for replacement of the CRPF and J&K Police, presently responsible for ensuring security of airports in the Union Territory of J&K, by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been engaging attention of authorities for quite sometime,” the order said. “This issue (CISF security at Srinagar and Jammu airports) has acquired immediacy in view of the recent developments relating to the arrest of Davinder Singh, DySP airport security, for trying to assist militants to travel to other parts of the country,” the order issued by the Home Department to the Director General of Police added.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the case of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was arrested for helping terrorists travel out of the Union Territory. The police arrested Singh at Mir Bazar in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday, along with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Naveed Baba and Altaf, besides a lawyer who was operating as an overground worker for terror outfits.
"Consequent upon the arrest of Mr. Davinder Singh on January 11 while trying to assist terrorist to travel outside J&K and recovery of arms and ammunition which amounts to disloyalty and conduct that has brought the force into disrepute, the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry, is hereby forfeited," said the government order, signed by Shaleen Kabra.
Principal Secretary (Home). On Tuesday, the police said searches were carried out at Singh's residence in Srinagar, next to the Army's XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment, where he had sheltered Naveed, Altaf and a new joinee in the banned terror outfit. Two pistols, an AK rifle and a large quantity of ammunition were seized from his residence, they had said.
Was arrested Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh involved in 2001 Parliament attack? This is the question that the security agencies would be probing, a latest report on Thursday said. According to an NDTV report, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbagh Singh said that nobody is above the law and everything can be probed. The remark gains significance amid the ongoing probe by the National Investigation Agency. Now-suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police, Davinder Singh was arrested on Saturday in a car along with three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists. The links between Davinder Singh and the 2001 Parliament attack are not new. Earlier, Afzal Guru, the prime accused in the case had alleged that it was Singh who had sent him to Delhi and made other key arrangements just before the attack.