Why was Davinder Singh helping militant Naveed Babu come to Delhi, that too on the eve of Republic Day and the assembly elections? We don’t know.
It’s easy to say “money” but the figure of Rs 12 lakh being mentioned – if true – is a sorry commentary on the state of India’s so-called war on terror. The fact is that there was a reward of Rs 20 lakh for the capture of Naveed – who is suspected of having killed around a dozen Bengali and Bihari labourers in rural Kashmir last year – so, can we accept the theory that DSP Davinder Singh was running his high class escort service for a little bit of money?
The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan has some questions for India’s NSA Ajit Doval in this episode of Beyond The Headlines.