‘Pakistan high commission staff in terror links with J&K ex-DSP’

Sources on Wednesday told TOI that the NIA, during its probe into a terror case relating to ferrying of terrorists by Singh in a car, had found that he was in touch with Pakistan high commission (HC) officials as regards his activities purportedly...

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NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has stumbled upon an alleged terror link between suspended J&K deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh, currently in judicial custody, and Pakistan high commission officials in Delhi.

Sources on Wednesday told TOI that the NIA, during its probe into a terror case relating to ferrying of terrorists by Singh in a car, had found that he was in touch with Pakistan high commission (HC) officials as regards his activities purportedly meant to aid terrorists and terror activities in J&K. The NIA has identified the ‘go-between’ through whom Singh was allegedly in touch with some junior staffers at the Pakistan HC, sources said. More details are expected to emerge in the chargesheet to be filed by the NIA against Singh in the first week of July.

A source said Singh was in contact with Pakistan HC sta- ffers as part of his terror-related activities that included arranging safe passage for terrorists for monetary considerations, sourcing and transporting weapons and acting as a conduit for terror funds.


Another source indicated that the Pakistan HC link found in terror cases being probed by the NIA was one of the factors that led India to ask Pakistan to reduce its stren- gth in the mission here by half.

This is not the first time that NIA has traced links of terror cases to Pakistan HC staffers. In a 2017 terror funding case involving Hurriyat Conference leaders, the NIA had allegedly found the role of Pakistan HC staffers in supporting separatist networks in Kashmir through transfer of funds and in providing directions to foster the unrest in the Valley.

The ‘go-between’ who put Singh in touch with Pakistan HC staffers is likely to be booked by NIA soon. Singh was granted bail in a separate case filed by the Special Cell of Delhi Police as NIA failed to file chargesheet within the mandatory 90 days after his arrest.
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