MHA nod to NIA for Davinder Singh investigation

MHA nod to NIA for Davinder Singh investigation

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New Delhi, Jan 16 : Union Home Ministry has given nod to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to go ahead with the investigation of the dismissed DSP of Jammu and Kashmir cop Davinder Singh,a Home Ministry official said here on Thursday, adding that the official notification to follow soon. The NIA has already initiated the investigation in this case and it's Director General YC Modi met the Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Wednesday and the probe team will be headed by an IG Rank official, the Home Ministry official added.

"It is a part of Standard Operative Procedure(SoP) that central probe agency sends a team for preliminary investigation for those cases which are likely to be handed over to NIA",a source in the security set up said. The dismissed J&K cop Davinder Singh was arrested for transporting two top Hizbul Mujahidin militants on January 11 by the local police. Singh has been grilled by a joint team of J&K police, NIA,the Research and Analysis Wing(RAW) and Intelligence Bureau.

Once the case is officially handed over to NIA, the probe agency will re- register a case and start questioning him to find out his exact intention of ferrying the terrorists to Jammu. On January 11, J&K cop intercepted a car at Mir Bazar before Jawahar tunnel in Jukham district and found that Singh was traveling to Jammu with two top Hizbul militants Naveed Babu and Asif Ahmad. (UNI)