After ”threat to life” plea DSP Davinder sent to Hiranagar Jail
SRINAGAR: DSP Davinder Singh and other four accused were sent to 15-day judicial custody by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jammu, reported India Today.
However, Davinder Singh was sent to Hiranagar Jail while other accused Naveed Babu and three other accused were sent to Kotbalwal Jail.
Davinder Singh pleaded for him to be kept in Heeranagar Sub Jail as he will have a threat to his life. Davinder Singh told the judge that Kotbalwal Jail has several of militants and accused who he had arrested, said the report.
The judge then passed directions allowing plea by Davinder Singh.
The report quoted a source as having said that the NIA wanted to make full use of 30-day police remand.
However, the first 10 days Davinder Singh was in custody of J&K Police. The NIA got a 15-day remand.
But with only five days remaining, they decided to carry on the further investigation based on material evidence and seizures made during multiple raids.
Sources said that the plan to take Davinder Singh has been put off for now considering most of the investigations is based in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources said that Davinder Singh’s phone has been sent to CERT-in (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) for extracting deleted WhatsApp chats.
Prima facie, no other message, chat or mail showed any reference to anti-national activity.
Davinder Singh was caught while transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen militants — Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmed — and a lawyer Irfan Ahmed in a vehicle to Jammu on January 11.
Hizbul commander Naveed Babu’s brother was arrested a week later from Jammu, reported India Today.