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Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh’s police medal for gallantry ‘forfeited’: Govt. order

Davinder Singh, a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer arrested for ferrying terrorists in the Parliament and Pulwama attacks.

Davinder Singh, a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer arrested for ferrying terrorists in the Parliament and Pulwama attacks.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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According to the order, Mr. Singh had been awarded Jammu and Kashmir’s highest police award in 2018

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday “forfeited” the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry awarded to Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who has been arrested for helping terrorists travel out of Jammu and Kashmir, an official order said.

It said the suspended officer’s act amounted to disloyalty and brought the force into disrepute.

According to the order, Mr. Singh had been awarded Jammu and Kashmir’s highest police award in 2018.

Police had arrested Mr. Singh, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, at Mir Bazar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, along with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Naveed Baba and Altaf, besides a lawyer who was operating as an overground worker for terror outfits.

“Consequent upon the arrest of Mr. Davinder Singh on January 11 while trying to assist terrorist to travel outside J&K and recovery of arms and ammunition which amounts to disloyalty and conduct that has brought the force into disrepute, the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry, is hereby forfeited,” said the government order, signed by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary (Home).

Police had said on Tuesday that searches were carried out at Singh’s residence here, right next to the Army’s XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment, where he had sheltered Naveed, Altaf and a new joinee in the banned terror outfit.

Two pistols, an AK rifle and a large quantity of ammunition were seized from his residence, they had said.

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