DSP Davinder Singh, who hailed from Jammu & Kashmir was granted bail by a Delhi court on June 20, 2020. In January 2020, he was arrested; as he was accompanying two militants of Hizb-ul-mujahideen, in a vehicle bound for Delhi. The police recovered AK-47s and other arms from the car. Thereafter, the Special Cell of Delhi Police lodged an FIR; whereby he was charged under Section 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.
His case was related to ‘planning and execution of terror attacks in Delhi and other parts of the country‘. In effect, it revived the debate concerning the role of Davinder Singh in Afzal Guru’s case; wherein a terrorist attack took place on the parliament. However, the authorities did not investigate the matter concerning his involvement in the parliament case. In effect, the allegations were laid to rest and he was not arrested.
Contentions before the Court
The FIR lodged by the Special Cell mentioned about suspended officer’s deep terror links with the Mafia’s D Company and Chotta Shakeel. Notably, the underworld’s king Dawood Ibrahim’s D Company is funding the pro-Khalistan organizations in Punjab. On the contrary, the defense counsel pleaded that the accused persons are falsely implicated in this case. Moreover, the statutory period of ninety days has expired. Being that, the police has neither filed the charge sheet nor sought the extension of the investigation period. Therefore, the DSP along with the other two persons are entitled to bail.
In light of the above facts, the court released the accused persons; on furnishing a bond of Rs one lakh each along with sureties of the like amount. Notably, the bail is granted in the Delhi Police terror case. Besides, Davinder Singh was also booked for the case related to the ferrying of militants. Further, the National Investigating Agency is handling the case and investigating the charge. Consequently, it will file the charge sheet in the first week of July. Till that time, the DSP will remain in police custody.