NIA arrests one more; court grants 15-day police custody

Kashmir Times. Dated: 2/13/2020 11:01:50 AM

Tainted DySP case

JAMMU, Feb 12(JNF): National Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested one more person in a case of suspended Dy SP Devinder Singh.
The arrested person was identified as Tanveer Ahmed Wani alias Tanveer Bardaa. NIA produced Tanveer Ahmed Wani alias Tanveer Bardaa before Special Court after which Special Judge NIA Subash C Gupta granted his fifteen days police remand. The application was filed by CIO – AD Negi, Superintendent of police, NIA seeking police custody of arrested person for 15 days.
It was stated in the application that on February 10,2020, accused was arrested at Delhi. Immediately thereafter, he was examined from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital New Delhi. It further submitted that his custodial interrogation was needed for unearthing the conspiracy as involved, in the matter regarding “receipt of funds for carrying out the activities of the banned Terrorists Organization HM, in Kashmir valley.”
Special Judge NIA Subash C Gupta on perusal of the relevant entries of the CD file, observed, “The file reveals that the case relates to ferrying of two HM terrorists (accused) namely – Syed Naveed Mushtaq Shah and Rafi Ahmed Rather under the earlier hatched criminal conspiracy with their associates, co-accused namely DySP Devinder Singh and Irfan Shafi Mir towards Jammu on January 11,2020, in a Hyundai I-20 car bearing Registration No JK-03H-1738. On getting specific information, they were apprehended at Mir Bazar, Qazigund by the J&K Police. During search of the car, one AK-47, 3 pistols, 5 hand grenades, 174 live rounds of AK-47 & 36 live rounds of pistol and other incriminating material were recovered from the same.”
“On this basis, a case FIR No. 05/2020 u/s 18, 19, 20, 38 & 39 of UA(P) Act, section 7/25 of Arms Act and section 3/4 of Explosive Substances Act was registered with the Police Station Qazigund. Subsequently, in compliance to the order No. 11011/10/2020/NIA dated 17.01.2020, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, NIA Branch office Jammu has re-registered a case No. RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU dated 17.01.2020 and thereafter, immediately, set the investigation into motion. On January 23,2020, in the currency of the investigation, Syed Irfan Ahmad alias Irfan, was arrested for his role in the larger conspiracy and being a harbourer of the terrorists. It is further surfaced in the investigation that afore named Syed Irfan Ahmed is younger brother of accused- Syed Naveed Mustaq Shah and is instrumental in acting as a go- between him and DySP Devinder Singh for facilitating their travel for specific mission, in pursuance of their earlier hatched criminal conspiracy, in the matter,” Special judge further observed.
Court observed that keeping in view the facts and the circumstances of the case, gravity and heinousness of the crime as involved in the present matter, submissions made by the CIO and the stage of the investigation of the case, it (court) was of the considered view that the custodial interrogation of the accused was imperative to facilitate the ongoing investigation.
“Accordingly, the court is satisfied that the prayer made by the NIA seems genuine and justified. Hence the application made by CIO, NIA , in the matter for remand is hereby allowed. The accused is remanded to police custody for 15 days. The CIO is directed to arrange the medical examination of the accused, after every 48 hours during the remand period. The accused, who is remanded, is apprised of his rights to engage legal counsel and to have advice from him, in the matter, the Special Judge held.



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