Davinder Singh, the dismissed Jammu and Kashmir Police deputy superintendent of police (DSP), not solely performed a key function in offering secure passage to the terrorists and leaking details about the deployment of Indian safety forces, however additionally hid Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists within the J&Ok police’s visitor home a day earlier than his arrest, based on the cost sheet filed by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) final month.
The cost sheet, solely reviewed by HT, states that other than the Hizbul Mujahideen, Singh, 59, was in contact with the Pakistani institution via Shafkat Jatoi alias Hussain , an officer of Pakistan excessive fee in New Delhi via safe messaging platforms.
Revealing Singh’s closeness to the Pakistani official, NIA’s cost sheet says that Singh saved the cellular variety of Shafkat Jatoi as “Bhai Pak” .
Shafkat was utilizing Singh to realize some entry to different arms of the federal government and tasked him (Singh) to discover a contact within the ministry of exterior affairs (MEA), NIA provides.
Singh was arrested on January 11 this yr when he was ferrying HM Commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu, an advocate, Irfan Shafi Mir, and one other terrorist, Rafi Ahmad Quite, from Shopian to Jammu — in his automotive.
He had achieved this earlier than, NIA provides, commenting that individuals like Singh have performed a “essential” function in making HM one of many area’s most lively terror teams.
The cost sheet, filed on July 6 in a particular court docket in Jammu, claims that Singh transported Naveed Babu with one other HM militant in February 2019 from Shopian to Jammu and later again to Shopian in April identical yr.
“His ( Singh’s) degree of dedication within the execution of conspiracy is established by means of the truth that he harboured the HM militants – Babu and Quite on January 10 (a day earlier than they have been arrested this yr) in a visitor home meant for keep of J&Ok police personnel — by making solid entries within the information of the visitor home,” the cost sheet says. The placement of visitor home is just not talked about within the cost sheet however Singh, Mir, Babu and Quite left Shopian for Jammu on January 11.
It provides that Naveed Babu as soon as requested Mir to verify from Singh as which social media and messaging platforms they need to use to keep away from surveillance by Indian companies.
Mir, who loved clout with the HM management and Pak’s spy company ISI, was utilizing the official place of Singh for assortment of details about the deployment of safety forces, and engaged in getting arms and ammunition for additional supplying to the lively militants within the valley, the NIA cost sheet says.
“The proof on report reveals that Singh was in fixed contact with Irfan Mir for offering all type of help together with provide of arms and ammunition for which he was receiving funds at completely different level of time,” it provides. For supplying arms, Singh used to obtain cash from Mir and one other HM operative Syed Irfan Ahmad.
It was Mir who had launched Singh to Naveed Babu and Pakistan excessive fee officers.
The NIA has said that Mir turned a part of conspiracy to assist Naveed Babu additional the agenda of HM someday in June-July 2018 within the valley.
Throughout his 4 journeys to Pakistan since 2016, Mir met HM chief Syed Salahuddin, the fear group’s operation head Khurshid Alam and several other ISI officers based on the cost sheet.