PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged that former Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh, who was caught ferrying militants in a car final 12 months, was let off the hook by the Centre whereas harmless Kashmiris rot in jails for years underneath anti-terror legal guidelines.
Accusing the federal government of getting double requirements, Mehbooba Mufti stated Kashmiris are “considered guilty until proven innocent”.
Ms Mehbooba’s remarks got here after a replica of a authorities order dated May 20 dismissing Davinder Singh, a deputy superintendent of police, from service went viral on social media.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha had ordered Davinder Singh’s dismissal from service with “immediate effect” underneath Article 311 of the Constitution, in response to the official order. This provision allows the federal government to withdraw presidential pleasure with out holding an inquiry and the choice can solely be contested within the excessive court docket.
“Innocent Kashmiris arrested under anti-terror laws rot in jails for years. For them the trial becomes the punishment. But GOI (Government of India) doesn’t want an enquiry against a cop caught red-handed with militants. Is it because he colluded with the system to orchestrate certain dodgy incidents?” Ms Mehbooba requested in a tweet.
She stated Kashmiris are “considered guilty until proven innocent”.
“Whether for governments job or even a passport, they (Kashmiris) are subjected to the worst kind of scrutiny. But when a policeman is known to have facilitated militants he is let off the hook. The double standards & dirty games is obvious,” she added.
Davinder Singh was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in January final 12 months when he was ferrying Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists to Jammu from Kashmir. The case was investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and it filed a cost sheet towards Davinder Singh and others.
According to the NIA cost sheet, Singh was tasked by his Pakistani handler with establishing a “contact” within the Ministry of External Affairs for finishing up espionage actions. Davinder Singh used his personal car for the motion of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and likewise assured them assist in procuring weapons, the NIA alleged.
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