The J&K Police on Saturday detained a senior police officer after two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants and five grenades were recovered from the vehicle he was travelling in, top sources said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devinder Singh was detained in the Mir Bazar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The police intercepted his vehicle and arrested two JeM militants and recovered five grenades from it. “Two AK-47 rifles were recovered in a subsequent raid at the officer’s residence,” a source told IANS. Singh, detained for questioning, was posted at the Srinagar airport in the anti-hijacking squad. According to sources, the detained officer had served in the anti-insurgency special operations group (SOG) of the state police for many years. Although senior officers are tight-lipped about the development, sources said Singh was being questioned to unearth his nexus with terrorists.