Davinder Singh’s Arrest: India’s Preplanned Drama to Implicate Pakistan Exposed

By Sajjad Shaukat

Indian extremist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government led by the extremist party BJP is propagating that there is a strong likelihood of a major terrorist attack from Pakistan in India.

In fact, such a fake drama India, itself, will arrange to implicate Pakistan in order to divert the attention from the perennial military clampdown in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), as since August 5, last year, Indian Prime Minister Modi’s regime ended special status of the Jummu and Kashmir by revoking articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution to turn Muslim majority into minority in the IOK.

Indian fanatic rulers also started acting upon the Indian Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA), passed by the Indian Parliament. The CAA (The National Register of Citizenship) is against the Muslim immigrants especially from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Despite criticism of the rights groups, foreign leaders, the UNO and moderate Hindus in wake of violent protests across India, Modi-led government has not withdrawn the CAA/NRC. So, New Delhi also wants to divert attention of Indians by orchestrated new episode to involve Islamabad.

Besides, Indian extremist rulers are escalating tensions with Pakistan by continued shelling inside Pakistani side of Kashmir by violating the ceasefire agreement in relation to the Line of Control (LoC).

However, recently, India’s preplanned drama to implicate Pakistan has been exposed. In this regard, quoting Indian media, Pakistan’s many TV channels and daily newspapers pointed out Indian scheme on January 12, this year.

Under the caption “The black sheep of J&K Police: How DSP Davinder Singh was caught after months of surveillance”, India Today, wrote on January 12, 2019: “A day after Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Davinder Singh was caught along with two militants, Jammu Kashmir Police (JKP) on Sunday [January 12] stated that the “officer” will be dealt at par with militants…The police officer and two militants were detained from a car in south Kashmir. Davinder Singh was posted in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir [IOJ&K]…Police’s anti-hijacking unit at Srinagar airport and was awarded the President’s medal for gallantry last year for his role in anti-terror operations. Davinder Singh was alleged to have been ferrying the militants from the Shopian area, possibly out of the Valley. Five grenades and three AK-47 rifles were also recovered from the cop’s residence. DIG of South Kashmir Atul Goyal was supervising the operation and caught the car at a police barricade at Mir Bazar in Kulgam of south Kashmir, Kulgam district. DSP was under surveillance for the past two months over suspicious activities. An intercept had only confirmed that Singh, a resident of Tral, was a “black sheep”. However, after being caught with two terrorists by the police, Singh pleaded innocence by stating that he was only taking militants, including two top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba [Outfits], Naveed Baba and Rafi Ahmad to surrender. But no such information was available with any senior officer. Even Naveed and Rafi in separate interrogation made no mention of this to the police officials. In 2017, Naveed, a former cop, escaped from the police to join militancy. He was next in line in the Hizbul Mujahideen command after Riyaz Naikoo. Davinder Singh has been a “controversial” officer. He came into the spotlight after a letter written by Afzal Guru, the Parliament Attack convict, in 2013 claimed that the Singh had asked him to accompany another accused to Delhi and arrange his stay there. However, IG Kashmir claimed that “there are no records” to substantiate the allegation.”

As a matter of fact, Indian intelligence and investigating agencies are hiding the reality about Davinder Singh and other two militants, as the arrest of DSP and his alleged connections with Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Afzal Guru, the attack on the Indian parliament Attack—convict, in 2013 indicate that New Delhi may be setting a stage for new drama to associate the Police Officer with Pakistan’s intelligence agencies.

It is notable that Pakistan’s civil and military leaders, including top officials have repeatedly warned the international community about India’s sinister plans to stage a false flag terrorist operation and to accuse Islamabad in this respect, as it has done multiple times-assault on Indian Parliament on January 12, 2001-attack at Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot on January 2, 2016-simulaneous terror attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 and terror assault in the Pulwama district of the IOK on February 14, 2019. Without any investigation and evidence regarding all these false flag operations, Indian media and high officials started blaming Pakistan’s intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and banned Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), including some other group and Kashmiris who are fighting for liberation of Kashmir in accordance with the UN resolutions, while brutal tactics of the Indian security forces have failed in crushing their struggle for right of self-determination. Nevertheless, through previous false flag operations, Indian establishment not only wanted to gain sympathies of world community and defame Pakistan in the comity of nations but also to divert attention from internal problems.

It is of particular attention that on July 19, 2013, the Indian former home ministry and ex-investigating officer Satish Verma disclosed that terror attacks in Mumbai in November 26, 2008 and assault on Indian Parliament in January 12, 2001 were carried out by the Indian government to strengthen anti-terrorism laws.

It is noteworthy that regarding the arrest of Davinder Singh, including other militants, Director General (DG) of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj-Gen. Asif Ghafoor said in a twitter message on January 14, 2019: “After failed drama of killing & mutilating a Kashmiri near LOC, ill-planned attempt for repeat of Delhi 2001/Mumbai 2008 type false flag looks failed. Hope results of investigations will be made public. Arrested ones will possibly be found listed in a jail.”

In his interview to a leading Pakistani TV channel, DG Maj-Gen. Asif Ghafoor stated on January 5, 2020 that he “has also read the statement of India’s new army chief Gen. Manoj Mukund” in which “he had threatened to carry out “preemptive strikes” in Pakistan and “this intent has adequately been demonstrated in our response during surgical strikes and Balakot operation…Pakistan’s crushing response to the botched Indian air strike in February, last year, in Balakot…Two Indian fighter jets were shot down by Pakistan in retaliation…The Pakistani military knows how to defend its motherland…India knows this too…India is on a dangerous course which would only lead it to self-destruction”.
Notably, hours after the Indian army chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane threatened to take control of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)—if “his army receives orders from the Indian parliament to ‘reclaim’ Azad Kashmir from Pakistan, it will take military action, DG ISPR Maj-Gen. Asif Ghafoor replied in a tweet on January 11, this year by saying: “The Indian army chief’s statement on across the Line of Control action was a part of routine rhetoric to divert attention from internal turmoil in India”, adding that “Pakistan’s armed forces are fully ready to thwart any Indian aggression.”

Nonetheless, it is misfortune of the people of South Asia that by following the discarded theories of the past thinkers, especially Machiavelli in wake of modern global trends such as renunciation of war, peaceful settlement of disputes and economic development, without bothering for drastic consequences and even the nuclear war, Indian extremist government is planning another false flag operation to blame Pakistan.

Undoubtedly, we may conclude that after the arrest of Davinder Singh along with other militants, India’s preplanned drama to implicate Pakistan has been exposed. Hence, necessary steps by the international community, particularly the United Nations Security Council, including all stake holders must be taken to avert the Indian move.

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

Email: sajjad_logic@yahoo.com

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