NEW DELHI — Congress Leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, has questioned the disgraced Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh’s role in the Pulwama attack and alleged that “the chink in the armour is exposed in the Valley”.
“Had #DavindarSingh by default been Davindar khan, the reaction of troll regiment of RSS would have been more strident and vociferous. Enemies of our country ought to be condemned irrespective of Colour, Creed, and Religion (sic),” he tweeted.
He also told CNN-News18 that a “fresh look” was needed on the suicide attack in Pulwama in which 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus.
“Full investigation is needed and if required Singh’s name should be added to the list of the accused,” Chowdhary said.
Government sources, however, dismissed the allegations. Top officials clarified that Singh was moved out of Pulwama a couple of months before the strike in February and that the Pulwama attack was carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed while Davinder was ferrying Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists.
Singh was arrested on Saturday after police intercepted his vehicle and found two militants – Naveed Babu alias Babar Azam, a resident of Nazneenpora in South Kashmir’s Shopian district and his associate Asif Ahmad – to Chandigarh for providing them accommodation there for a couple of months.
Five grenades were seized from the vehicle and raids at the policeman’s house later led to the recovery of one AK-47 rifle, two pistols and two grenades, besides lakh of rupees.