A Special NIA court on Friday sent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Wing President Waheed Parra to 15-day NIA custody in connection with its probe in the case related to the former Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu.
An NIA official related to the probe told IANS, "A J&K court has sent Parra to 15 days NIA custody."NIA officials informed that the agency had arrested Parra for supporting Hizbul Mujahideen activities in conspiracy with arrested terrorist Naveed Babu and another key accused Irfan Safi Mir.
Before his arrest, Parra was questioned by the anti-terror probe agency on Monday.
He has recently filed his nomination for the upcoming District Development Council elections in the Union Territory.
Parra was instrumental in the revival of the PDP in south Kashmir, especially in the militancy-affected Pulwama district of Kashmir.
Singh and Babu were arrested on January 11 this year while they were travelling together from Srinagar to Jammu.
Earlier in the day, PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that she was detained, and even her daughter has been put under house arrest to prevent them from visiting Parra's family after he was arrested by the NIA.
(From IANS feed with minor edits)