Davinder Singh’s multiple Bangladesh visits come under NIA scanner
New Delhi, Jan 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh's links to the ISI. Under the scanner are his two visits to Bangladesh in 2019.
His daughters are studying in Bangladesh, but the NIA would look into further details of his visit to the country.
The investigation agency would question him about those visits in a bid to find out if he had met with any ISI handler. We find it suspicious that he had sent his daughters to Bangladesh to study. There is no bar on sending children to Bangladesh to study, but looking at the nature of this particular case, we find the need to probe further, a source in the agency tells OneIndia.
Meanwhile, the NIA would also look into a 2005 case in which a terrorist arrested by the Delhi police had spoken about Singh.
The Delhi police had arrested seven terrorists including Haji Ghulam Dar in 2005. He had spoken about his link with Singh. An undertaking was found on him which stated that he keeps pistols with him and it is requested that security forces must not stop him and he should be allowed to go without any probe. The undertaking was signed by Singh.
Meanwhile, the NIA will question DSP Davinder Singh at New Delhi.
The NIA had taken over the case against Singh and three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists.
The investigation agency re-registered the case originally filed by the Jammu and Kashmir police based on the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Singh is alleged to have brought Naveed Babu, Mir Irfan and Rafi Rather from Shopian to Srinagar on Friday evening. On Saturday, they set out to Jammu, from where they were planning on going to New Delhi. However before he could leave, the police arrested him sources familiar with the developments confirmed to OneIndia.
Singh during his interrogation claimed that he was ferrying the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists to facilitate their surrender.
Officials investigating him say that he had made this made claim during interrogation, but we are investigating the same further. Interrogators say that he has denied the charges against him. He says that he was facilitating a big catch, but there are several inconsistencies in his statements, the officer also said.
However, sources also said that Singh was helping the terrorists cross the Banihal tunnel in lieu of money. The source also said that an amount of over Rs 10 lakh was agreed upon. Singh, however, denied the charge during interrogation. The source, however, added that Singh was not being truthful and he had no authorisation to organise a surrender.