Srinagar, Feb 3: National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued its raids for the second successive day in connection to the case involving the arrest of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Davinder Singh and his alleged links with terrorist outfits.
The series of raids came after a 20-member NIA team arrived in Kashmir on Saturday to collect more evidence against DySP Singh, whose arrest along with two top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants shook the security agencies in J&K and centre. Official sources told UNI that NIA teams on Monday morning, raided the residence of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant, identified as Omar Dobi in Pinjora, and another militant Farooq Ahmad in Dhargrah and some other places in Shopian.
“Raid was also conducted at the resident of DySP Singh at Avrigund Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama,” they said. On Sunday, five raids were conducted at various places in Shopian. The sources said that NIA is concentrating on Shopian as the militants arrested along with the DySP have deep links in the district. “The raids were conducted after a team led by a DIG rank officer went to Anantnag on Saturday and held a meeting with the police officials," sources said. "More raids are expected in the coming days," it added.
The DySP was arrested by J&K police on the 280-km-long national highway while transporting three people, two of whom were HM commanders Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmed, to Jammu on January 11. Singh is currently being questioned in Jammu by the NIA officials after getting his transit remand. 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 posted with the anti-hijacking wing of J&K police at Srinagar International Airport. He was also the part of the security staff that received a group of foreign ambassadors, including US ambassador, for their Kashmir visit in January. (UNI)