J&K senior cop arrested for alleged links with terror accusedtext_fields
New Delhi: A Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police was sent to police custody for six days after he was arrested for having links with a terror operative.
Sheikh Aadil Mushtaq allegedly helped a terror operative escape arrest and tried to implicate the officer who was investigating the man, NDTV reported.
Mushtaq is facing multiple charges including corruption, prompting a magistrate to send him to police custody.
An analysis of the officer’s phone revealed that he was in constant touch with the terror accused, allegedly guiding him to evade law, according to the report.
The officer supervising the investigation said Aadil Mushtaq talked and chatted with the accused on telegram app.
‘There are at least 40 calls between the terror accused and the Deputy Superintendent. He was guiding him how to evade arrest and get legal aid’ the officer was quoted as saying.
Now the police have found ‘clinching evidences’ against Aadil Mushtaq that revealed how he was helping the terror accused, according to the investigating officer.
‘The Deputy Superintendent had even drafted a false complaint on behalf of a terror accused to implicate the investigation officer in a terror funding case, in which three accused were arrested in February and one was on the run,’ he reportedly said.
The police accused Aadil Mushtaq of having taken ₹ 5 lakh from the terror accused, according to the report.
The officer further said Muzamil Zahoor, the terror accused with whom Mushtaq had links, had opened a bank account, using forged documents, to handle Lashkar finances.
Before he was arrested in July, Muzamil Zahoor had lodged complaints against an officer probing the terror funding case.
‘Investigations have found that all complaints were drafted by the Deputy Superintendent,’ the officer said.