NIA to investigate Davinder Singh's ISI connection

NIA to investigate Davinder Singh's ISI connection

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After formally registering a case against suspended DSP Davinder Singh, Hizbul Commander Naveed Babu and others, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the tainted cop to establish his suspected decade-long connection with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Davinder Singh, posted as the deputy superintendent of police, was arrested last weekend along with Naveed Babu, self-styled district commander of banned Hizbul Mujahideen, a new recruit Atif and an advocate Irfan Mir. The four were caught with arms and ammunition while they were travelling in a car near Qazigund on the national highway in south Kashmir.

After receiving orders from the Union Home Ministry, the NIA has re-registered this case and started the investigation, an official spokesman said.

Investigations have revealed that Davinder Singh paid three visits to Bangladesh in 2019 and stayed there for many days. Sources say two of his daughters are currently studying in Bangladesh but the security agencies fear that the real purpose of his visit could be an ISI connection.

The investigation agency is likely to grill Davinder Singh to find out whether he met ISI agents in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sources have also revealed that the education of his daughters might have been sponsored by the ISI as Indians normally do not send their children for higher education to Bangladesh.

It is suspected that the meetings between Davinder and the ISI agents might have taken place during his stay in Bangladesh. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police and other agencies have also scanned Davinder Singh's bank accounts to trace suspicious transactions. However, the agencies are yet to find out the source of the unaccounted currency amounting to Rs 7.5 lakh recovered from Davinder Singh's house.