In a first such case, the 12-year-old National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched an investigation into the conduct of a former officer and a key investigator in Kashmir’s terror-funding cases. Identified as Arvind Negi, former Superintendent of Police, he is suspected of having passed on key documents to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Negi was NIA’s point man in Kashmir for terror funding cases linked to the Hurriyat factions and other separatist entities. He is suspected of having passed on vital papers to Khurram Pervez, a Kashmiri human rights activist who has been recently arrested. The file containing crucial information was allegedly passed on to Pakistan’s inter-services Intelligence (ISI).
Kashmir-based journalist Ahmed Ali Fayyaz has tweeted about it:
NIA's ex-SP Arvind Negi under NIA's own interrogation over suspicion of having leaked sensitive information to Kashmiri HR activist Khurram Parvez. Negi was in NIA team which raided Khurram's house on 28 Oct 2020 & probed Hurriyat terror funding & Davinder Singh-Waheed Para cases
— Ahmed Ali Fayyaz (@ahmedalifayyaz) November 27, 2021
NIA's ex-SP Arvind Negi under NIA's interrogation over suspicion of having leaked sensitive information to Kashmiri HR activist Khurram Parvez. Negi was in the NIA team which raided Khurram's house on 28 Oct 2020 & probed Hurriyat terror funding & Davinder Singh-Waheed Para cases.
Negi has also investigated high-profile cases like DySP Devinder Singh’s links with terrorists and the PDP leader Waheed Parra paying money to a terrorist organization.
While Parra is facing charges of supporting terrorism, the NIA is interrogating Pervez. Sources said the recent raids in Srinagar and Jammu by the NIA were related to the case against Negi.
The NIA spokesperson in Delhi has confirmed the investigations against Negi. He however said investigations about the money he received in exchange for his alleged help to ISI are being probed.
The said officer had retired this year.