SRINAGAR: An honorable Indian officer was arrested for helping to move freedom fighters in occupied Kashmir, the police chief of IOK said on Sunday.
Deputy Superintendent Davinder Singh was a member of an elite counter-insurgency unit in the occupied territory and had served for the police for decades.
He was detained at a police checkpoint south of occupied Srinigar late Saturday when his car was pulled over.
“The fast moving car was stopped and searched. Two wanted militants and our officer… and a third person were arrested in the operation,” occupied Kashmir police chief Vijay Kumar told reporters.
Kumar said Singh was being interrogated by police and intelligence agencies, accusing the officer of committing a “heinous crime.” Security forces seized guns and ammunition from several locations in the follow-up to the arrests, including from Singh’s house in occupied Srinagar.
Hours after the four men were detained, police killed three suspected fighters for independence during a gunfight in the southern occupied Tral district of Kashmir, where the arrested fighters were located.
One of those detained was the deputy commander of the local Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, Naveed Baba.
According to police, Baba had stolen four assault rifles and abandoned police force in 2017 to join the militant group.