“Davinder Singh was in touch with certain Pakistani High Commission officials through secure social media platforms”
Srinagar, July 06: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a charge-sheet against six persons including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) and a militant commander in NIA special Court Jammu.
In its charge-sheet, the NIA has named DySP Davinder Singh, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu,Irfan Shafi Mir, Rafi Ahmad Rather, Tanveer Ahmad Wani( trader) and Naveed Babu’s brother Syed Irfan Ahmad.
In statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the investigating agency (NIA) said that it has filed a charge sheet against six accused involved In strengthening and recruiting militants in valley and availing money through illegal routes for militancy related activities from Pakistan based outfits and agencies.
The case was initially registered at police station Qazigund, Kulgam on 11-01-2020 after apprehension of two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, identified as Syed Naveed Mushtaq, the then district Commander of HM for Shopian and Ganderbal and Rafi Ahmad Rather along with serving DySP of J&K Police, Devender Singh and Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate near Al-Stop Naka, Qazigund while they were going out of Srinagar towards Jammu in the i20 car owned and driven by Irfan Shafi Mir (Advocate).
According to the NIA, during search of the vehicle, one AK-47 Rifle, three pistols and a cache of ammunition and explosives were recovered.
“All the 04 accused persons were arrested by J&K Police on the same day.NIA took over the investigation of the case on January 17 this year by re-registering the same as RC 01/2020/NIA/JMU at Police Station, NIA Jammu,” it said.
During the course of investigation, the NIA said, four accused persons were interrogated thoroughly and searches were conducted at 15 places in Kashmir Valley as well as in Jammu.
The investigating agency said three more accused persons namely Syed Irfan Ahmad, younger brother of Syed Naveed Mushtaq, Tanveer Ahmad Wani and Tariq Ahmad Mir were arrested in the case respectively for being part of the conspiracy to extend support to the banned militant organization Hizb-ul-Mujahideen by way of raising and transferring funds to the HM militants, harbouring them and supplying them arms, ammunition & explosives to carry out subversive activities.
“The investigation has revealed that the accused were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched by the Pakistan-based militant organization Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Pakistani State Agencies to commit violent acts and to wage war against the Union of India,” the NIA said.
The investigation has revealed that Pakistan based leadership of Hizb-ul- Mujahideen (HM) namely Sayeed Salahudeen, Amir Khan, Deputy Chief of Hizb-ul- Mujahideen, Khursheed Alam Operational Head of Hizbul Mujahideen, Nazar Mehmood Financial Head of Hizbul Mujahideen and others along with Pakistani establishment is extending support to the cadre and commanders of Hizb-ul- Mujahideen based in Jammu & Kashmir.
It said that the investigation also revealed that accused Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate met Umar Cheema, Ahshan Chaudhary, Sohail Abbas and others of ISI of Pakistan and he was tasked to identify and activate the new Hawala channels for transfer of money for sustaining militant activities in Kashmir valley.
The probe by NIA also revealed that the certain officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were in constant touch with Irfan Shah Mir who was provided with funds to organize seminars in J&K to mobilize the masses against Government of India.
The investigation agency said Irfan Shafi Mir used to receive instructions and money from the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and also facilitated the visa applications for a number of Kashmiris for their visit to Pakistan.
The NIA probe has also revealed that Davinder Singh was in touch with certain officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi through secure social media platforms.
“Investigation revealed that he was being groomed by Pakistani officials for obtaining sensitive information,” the statement reads.