Arrested Dysp’s gallantry medal forfeited: Govt

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday “forfeited” the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry awarded to Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who has been arrested for aiding militants’, an
official order said.
It said the suspended officer’s act amounted to disloyalty and brought the force into disrepute.
According to the order, Singh was awarded Jammu and Kashmir’s highest police award in 2018.
Police had arrested Singh, a deputy superintendent of police, at Mir Bazar in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, along with Hizbul Mujahideen militants Naveed Baba and Altaf, besides a lawyer who was operating as
an overground worker for the outfit.
“Consequent upon the arrest of Davinder Singh on January 11 while trying to assist terrorist to travel outside J&K and recovery of arms and ammunition which amounts to disloyalty and conduct that has brought the force into
disrepute, the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry, is hereby forfeited,” said the government order, signed by Shaleen Kabra Principal Secretary (Home).
Police had said on Tuesday that searches were carried out at Singh’s residence here, right next to the Army’s XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment, where he had sheltered Naveed, Altaf and a fresh recruit.
Two pistols, an AK rifle and a large quantity of ammunition were seized from his residence, they had said.

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