Rahul hits out at NIA chief, says Davinder Singh issue is ‘as good as dead’

Gandhi's attack comes ahead of the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening to discuss the situation along the India-China border. File photo: PTI

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday (January 17) alleged that the best way to ‘silence’ Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh was to hand over the investigation to NIA chief Y C Modi, under whose care the case will be ‘as good as dead’.

The Union Home Ministry on Thursday (January 17) asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to start the process of probing arrested Davinder Singh, who was caught for allegedly ferrying two terrorists on January 11.

Training his guns on the National Investigation Agency chief, Gandhi said he had earlier investigated the Gujarat riots and the Harem Pandya assassination cases.

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“The best way to silence terrorist DSP Davinder, is to hand the case to the NIA,” Gandhi said on Twitter, adding that the agency is headed by ‘another Modi’ who investigated the Gujarat riots and the Haren Pandya’s assassination. In his care, “the case is as good as dead”, Gandhi alleged.

Using the hashtag “WhoWantsTerroristDavinderSilenced”, the Congress leader asked, “And why”.

DSP Davinder Singh was arrested on January 11 from Kulgam in south Kashmir for ferrying two terrorists Naveed Baba and Altaf and a lawyer operating as an overground worker for terror outfits.

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