When Jammu and Kashmir Police intercepted a car in Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, they weren’t expecting one of their colleague, Davinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, along with two were senior commanders of a banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and an advocate who allegedly has terror links.
Davinder is the same person was shot to controversy when Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s letter to his lawyer featured his name as the one asking Guru to arrange for an accommodation for a person in Delhi. Guru had also accused that the police officer asked him to get a car for the person. The same person was later involved in the Parliament attack and was gunned down by our security forces. The car was also used in the attack.
Singh joined the Jammu and Kashmir Police force in the year 1994 as a sub-inspector and later joined the Special Operations Group (SoG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police
However, he was removed from the SoG, after reports of corruption surfaced against him. He was kept under suspension for some time. He later resumed services and after a short while he was sent to Kosovo as a part of a UN peacekeeping mission in 2003 for a year.
Singh was transferred to the traffic cell of the Police in 2006.
Just before being promoted in 2014 as DSP, he shot to controversy following his name featuring in Afzal Guru’s letter to his lawyer.
Davinder had actually accepted the he knew Afzal Guru and in an interview to a journalist, he claimed that he had tortured Afzal Guru.
Davinder Singh was posted in Pulwama from May 2017 to August 8, 2018.
He was awarded awarded a state gallantry medal in 2018 for his participation in countering a fidayeen attack. However, he has never received any medal from the President, as several media reports claim.
Eventually, the Jammu and Kashmir clarified the same in a tweet which reads, “It is to clarify that Dysp Davinder Singh is not awarded any Gallantry or Meritorious Medal by MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) as has been reported by some media outlets/persons. Only gallantry medal awarded to him during his service is by the erstwhile J&K State on Independence Day 2018.”
When the dastard Pulwama attack happened, Singh was station there as the DSP. The attack had claimed more than 40 lives.
He was also a part of the security management of the convoy of high commissioners of various countries who had recently visited Jammu and Kashmir.