MHA nod to NIA for Davinder Singh investigation

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.
The  J&K police was keeping eye on the movements of the terrorists and  so it came to know about the dismissed DSP Davinder Singh.
All were arrested and a case was lodged at Qazigund police station in Kulgam.