After ‘threat to life’ plea DSP Davinder sent to Kathua jail

Srinagar: Disgraced Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh and four accused have been sent to15-day judicial custody by a Special NIA court in Jammu on Thursday.

Singh was sent to the Heeranagar jail in Kathua while the other four, including Hizbual Mujahideen commander Naveed Babu were sent to the Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.

According to sources Singh pleaded for sending him to the Heeranagar jail and told that there is a threat to his life in the Kotbalwal Jail which housed militants who were arrested in operations led by him.

According to sources, the NIA is carrying out investigations after raids at multiple locations, including his residences in Kashmir. Sources indicate that questioning of Singh will be done in Jammu and there was no plan to shift him to Delhi for now.

Sources also said that Singh’s phone is being examined for extracting deleted whatsapp chat.

On January 11, police arrested Davinder Singh on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway when he was transporting militants Naveed, Rafi and Irfan to Jammu.

After initial investigations by the Jammu and Kashmir police, the case was handed to the NIA.

Police sources had said that the two terrorists and the lawyer had planned a travel to Pakistan after reaching Jammu.

Singh was earlier shifted from Srinagar to Jammu on a transit remand where an NIA team questioned him. After his arrest by the police, multiple raids were conducted at his residences in Srinagar.

Singh was posted with the anti-hijacking wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar, and was part of the security staff that had received a group of foreign diplomats who visited Kashmir last month.

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