Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to arrest more people, including a senior police officer in its ongoing probe into the case of suspended DySP Davinder Singh who was arrested ferrying militants to Jammu in January this year.
According to a local news agency GNS, NIA is likely to arrest more people including a senior police officer from Jammu and Kashmir to widen its probe into the police-militant nexus following the arrest of Davinder Singh.
On Thursday, the India’s premier agency had arrested a former Sarpanch Tariq Ahmed Mir from Baramulla district, who had unsuccessfully fought assembly elections in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state on BJP ticket in 2014.
Quoting sources, GNS reported that during NIA investigations, it came to fore that Mir was supposed to provide weapons worth crores to militants and he had even taken an advance of Rs 50 lakhs for the job. However, he failed to provide them the weapons.
A resident of Meldora village in Shopian, Mir, as per investigations had married wife of a militant and adopted his three children. Mir’s wife is said to be originally from Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party has denied media reports that the arrested former Sarpanch was associated with the party.
In a statement issued here, J&K spokesman of BJP Altaf Thakur said that the Mir was sacked in October 2018 for his anti-party activities.
“The reports that he is a BJP Sarpanch are far from the reality as Panchayat polls were held on non-party basis in J&K,” Thakur said.
“BJP is a party of principles and clean people. Every single person associated with the BJP has a clean track record and we don’t support people with militancy links or criminal records. Our party stands for the people with transparent past, present, and future,” he added.
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