Davinder Singh was removed from Pulwama 2 months before the attack: J&K police officers after the Congressional charge

New Delhi: Amid a war of words between Congress and the BJP about the alleged role of Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh in the Pulwama terrorist attack, authorities have clarified that Singh moved out of Pulwama a couple of months before the attack in February in the CRPF convoy.

Police sources in the Valley told CNN-News18 that Singh was transferred to the anti-kidnapping unit and sent to Srinagar airport at the end of 2018. “It was the DSP of the armed guards of the Pulwama DAR district. It was not part of the Special Operations Group. At the end of 2018, he was transferred from Pulwama to the airport, “an official said. The Special Operations Group is the counterinsurgency unit of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, questioned the role of the DSP in the Pulwama attack and claimed that “the crack in the armor is exposed in the Valley.”

“If #DavindarSingh had been Davindar khan by default, the reaction of the RSS troll regiment would have been more strident and vociferous. The enemies of our country should be condemned regardless of Color, Creed and Religion (sic), ”he tweeted.

He also told CNN-News18 that a “new look” was needed in the suicide attack in Pulwama in which 44 Central Reserve Police (CRPF) personnel died in Jammu and Kashmir when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle which carried more than 100 kg of explosives. In his bus.

“A full investigation is needed and, if necessary, Singh’s name should be added to the list of the defendants,” Chowdhary told CNN-News18.

Government sources, however, dismissed the accusations. Senior officials said the Pulwama attack was carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, while Davinder was transporting Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists.

“There is nothing to suggest any insider information in the Pulwama case. Pulwama’s attack was carried out by JEM and was accepted by Mufti Asgar (the team’s launch commander) in his speech,” a source said.

“After Pulwama, India gave evidence to Pakistan and the international community. It was because of Indian evidence that Pakistan was forced to close some of its training centers and is struggling to exit the FATF, “said an official, referring to Pakistan being included in the gray list of terrorist financing surveillance.

Officials added that it was “the success of the security apparatus that a Dy SP on duty was arrested and charged with terrorism.”

Singh was arrested on Saturday after police intercepted his vehicle and found two militants, Naveed Babu aka Babar Azam, a Nazneenpora resident in the Shopian district of South Kashmir and his associate Asif Ahmad, to Chandigarh for providing them with accommodation there during a couple of month.

Five grenades were seized from the vehicle and raids in the police house later led to the recovery of an AK-47 rifle, two guns and two grenades, in addition to thousands of rupees.

Naveed Babu was wanted by police for the murder of 11 civilians, including migrant workers, truck drivers and fruit merchants, after the repeal of article 370 of the Constitution in August.

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