J&K DSP case: NIA assaults multiple locations in South Kashmir

SRINAGAR: On Sunday morning, searches were conducted regarding a case in which a senior Kashmir police officer was arrested while carrying terrorists out of the valley, authorities said here.

They said several teams were deployed in several parts and searched some private offices and residences.

The NIA took over the case in which the deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir police, Davinder Singh, who has since been suspended, was captured in southern Kashmir while transporting two terrorists out of the valley on January 11.

The searches occur days after the NIA officers interrogated all the defendants arrested in the case.

In addition to Singh, the others arrested were: Syed Naveed Mushtaq Ahmed, aka Naveed Babu, who calls himself commander of Rafi Ahmed Rather and Irfan Shafi Mir, who claims to be a defender.

They were arrested on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway near Qazigund in southern Kashmir.

Later, Naveed's brother, Syed Irfan Ahmed, was also arrested on January 23 after he was brought from Punjab.

He was in constant contact with his brother and had asked him to find an accommodation in Chandigarh where they could escape the harsh winters of the Kashmir months.

Mir, who was driving the vehicle when the police caught them from a national highway, can become a prize for the NIA, since it is alleged that he was acting on the order of his masters Pakistan .

He had visited the neighboring country five times with an Indian passport.