Who is Davinder Singh, the J&K Cop Caught with Hizbul Militants?

Jan 13, 2020, 02:11 PM
On the Saturday morning of 11 January a private vehicle carrying four people was stopped on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, as it passed South Kashmir’s Kulgam. 

In a press conference, the Kashmir police said that this particular vehicle was driving from Shopian to Jammu and upon being stopped at a barricade, they discovered four men inside. 

Naveed Mushtaq AKA Naveed Babu a former cop turned militant, who was second in line to lead the Hizbul Mujahideen. 

The second man is Rafi Ahmed Rather, another militant for Hizbul. 

The third man is Irfan Shafi, a former lawyer and an overground worker for a militant group…and the last man… is the Deputy Superintendent of Police at Srinagar Airport, a decorated police officer who was awarded the President’s medal…Davinder Singh. 

A week before this, Singh was part of the special team that welcomed 15 foreign envoys to India.

So who is Davinder Singh?

And, as the police claim, WHY was he travelling with militants?

Guests: Ahmed Ali Fayyaz, Senior Journalist, Jammu and Kashmir

Siddharth Gautam, Former Investigative Journalist with CNN IBN

Host & Producer: Vishnu Gopinath

Editor: Shelly Walia