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Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi, Amit Shah on Davinder case

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demanded a ‘full investigation’ and pointed out that “the officer not only escaped detection but was given sensitive assignments.”

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the Union government’s decision to ask the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe arrested Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh was an attempt to ‘silence’ him and questioned NIA chief Y.K. Modi’s track record.

“The best way to silence Terrorist DSP Davinder, is to hand the case to the NIA. The NIA is headed by another Modi, YK, who investigated the Gujarat Riots & Haren Pandya’s assassination. In YK’s care, the case is as good as dead,” he posted on Twitter.

“#WhoWantsTerroristDavinderSilenced And why??,” he added.

For three days now, Congress leaders have been alleging a larger conspiracy behind the arrest of the tainted J&K police officer and pointed out that he was the Deputy SP of the J&K police during the February 14 last Pulwama terror attack.

On Thursday, both Mr. Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra questioned the ‘silence’ of the government on the arrest.

“DSP Davindar Singh’s arrest in JK raises disturbing questions critical to India’s national security. It seems rather odd that he not only evaded detection but was entrusted with extremely sensitive duties like escorting foreign envoys to J&K under the prevailing circumstances,” tweeted Ms. Vadra.

“...Whose orders was he working under? A full investigation must be made. Helping terrorists plan attacks on India is treason,” she asked.

Mr. Gandhi too questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the matter and tweeted with the hashtag ‘TerroristDavinder Singh cover up’.

“Government silent on terrorist DSP Davinder Singh. Why are PM, HM and NSA silent on Davinder Singh. What was Davinder Singh’s role in Pulwama attack. How many other terrorists has he helped. Who was protecting him and why,” Mr. Gandhi posted.

“DySP Davinder Singh sheltered 3 terrorists with Indian blood on their hands at his home and was caught ferrying them to Delhi. He must be tried by a fast track court within 6 months and if guilty, given the harshest possible sentence for treason against India,” he said on Twitter.

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