Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: Days after the arrest of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday clarified that he has not been awarded any gallantry or meritorious medal by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

In a series of tweets, the Jammu and Kashmir Police clarified that Deputy SP Davinder Singh has not awarded any Gallantry or Meritorious Medal by MHA as has been reported by some media outlets/persons and only gallantry medal were awarded to him during his service is by the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State on Independence Day 2018.

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"For his Participation in countering a Fidayeen Attack by Terrorists at District Police Lines Pulwahma on 25/26 Aug 2017 when he was posted there as DySP District Police Lines Pulwama. Media persons are advised to avoid speculative stories not based on facts," the Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police further said that it is known for its professionalism and doesn't spare anyone "including its own cadre if found involved in any unlawful act or unbecoming conduct."

"We have done it in the past in many cases and now in this particular case where it has caught its own officer on its own input and action and would continue to abide by our code of conduct and the Law of the Land which is same for everyone," J-K Police said in another tweet while adding that a special investigation team is handling the interrogation of the "arrested accused officer and the terrorists which would probe his criminal conduct in the instant case and his involvement in any such criminal acts in the past."

During an operation on January 12, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had arrested Singh, along with two wanted Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists, from the Sophian district.

After this Singh was suspended. He was also questioned by a team of police and intelligence investigators. He is being interrogated for sheltering the top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, who was involved in the killing of non-local truck drivers and labourers, and forcing a shutdown in south Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma