Srinagar, Feb 2: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out fresh raids in south Kashmir district of Shopian in connect with case involving a police officer, who was arrested along with two top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) last month.
The development comes a day after a 20- member NIA team arrived in Kashmir to collect more evidence against Davinder Singh whose arrest shook the security agencies in J&K and Centre. Official sources told UNI that raids were conducted in Shopian district. "A team led by a DIG rank officer went to Anantnag on Saturday and held a meeting with the police officials," sources further said. Singh was currently being questioned in Jammu by the NIA officials after getting his transit remand.
The DySP was arrested by J&K police on the 280-km-long national highway while transporting three people, including two HM commanders Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmed, to Jammu on January 11. Multiple raids were conducted by J&K police at his residences in the valley after his arrest. But, after initial investigations by the J&K police, the case was handed over to the NIA.
Singh was an officer in anti-hijacking wing of J&K police at Srinagar International Airport, and was part of the security staff that received a group of foreign ambassadors, including US ambassador, who visited Kashmir last month. (UNI)