J&K: NIA takes over Devinder Singh's case, books him under UAPA
New Delhi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe against Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh, who was arrested with the two Hizbul militants traveling in a car.
The case transfer comes at a time when the Opposition had been slamming the Centre for handing over the case from JKP to NIA, which is headed by YC Modi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that this case is 'as good as dead' as the investigations will be dealt by 'yet another Modi'.
The suspended officer has been booked by the NIA under sections 18, 19, 20, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The NIA team is expected to visit Srinagar in the coming week and seize all weapons which were recovered from his house during the raid.
The DSP, too, may be brought to the national capital for questioning.
Meanwhile, some media reports have claimed that the DSP has allegedly admitted to receiving a sum of Rs 12 lakh for ferrying the terrorists to Chandigarh, from where they were expected to move towards New Delhi.
A decorated officer whose gallantry awards have now been withdrawn, the DSP was the chief of the anti-hijacking unit at the sensitive Srinagar Airport.