SRINAGAR – The National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued raids for the second successive day on Monday in south Kashmir in connection with case involving a police officer, who was arrested along with two top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) last month.
The series of raids come after a 20-member NIA team arrived in Kashmir on Saturday to collect more evidence against Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Davinder Singh whose arrest shook the security agencies in J&K and centre.
Official sources said that NIA teams on Monday morning raided the residence of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant, identified as Omar Dobi in Pinjora, and another militant Farooq Ahmad in Dhargrah and some other places in Shopian.
“Raid was also conducted at the resident of DySP Singh at AvrigundTral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama,” they said.
On Sunday, five raids were conducted at various places in Shopian.
They said the NIA is concentrating on Shopian as the militants arrested alongwith the DySP have deep links in the district.
“The raids were conducted after a team led by a DIG rank officer went to Anantnag on Saturday and held a meeting with the police officials, sources said.
They said more raids are expected in the coming days.
The DySP was arrested by J&K police on the 280-km-long national highway while transporting three people, including two HM commanders Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmed, to Jammu on January 11. Singh is currently being questioned in Jammu by the NIA officials after getting his transit remand.
Multiple raids were conducted by J&K police at his residences in the valley after his arrest. But, after initial investigations by the J&K police, the case was handed over to the NIA.
Singh was an office in Anti-hijacking wing of J&K police at Srinagar International Airport, and was part of the security staff that received a group of foreign ambassadors, including US ambassador, who visited Kashmir last month.
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