The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Shimla SP Arvind Digvijay Negi (IPS Arvind Negi) on charges of connection with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. The police officer is accused of leaking intelligence. Apart from the SP, NIA has also arrested 5 other people in this case.
An NIA spokesperson said, “Negi, promoted to the 2011 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), was arrested on November 6 last year in connection with a case registered by the NIA.
NIA is probing the Over Ground Workers Network case registered on 6 November 2021. In this, investigation is going on in the matter of providing local support to Lashkar terrorists. These terrorists were given help to carry out dreadful incidents in India. So far the agency has arrested 6 people in the case.
During the investigation, the agency had found the role of accused Negi suspicious. The spokesman said that after his return from NIA, the role of Negi posted in Shimla was probed and his houses were searched. After this, the identity of Shimla SP Arvind Digvijay Negi was proved. The officer is also accused of leaking secret documents. Negi had shared these documents with the Over ground workers, who have connections with Lashkar.
With the arrest of a senior police officer, the scope of investigation of this case has now increased further. Along with this, many other people are feared to be involved in the conspiracy. The NIA is currently engaged in the investigation of this case and in the coming time many more people can also be tightened.
IPS Arvind Negi has been a part of many important investigations. He was also part of the NIA team that probed the Pulwama terror attack. He was also involved in the investigation of terror-police-political nexus in Kashmir. Negi was part of the NIA team that probed cases related to trade in fake currency, recruitment of ISIS terrorists and other side of the Line of Control (LOC) to finance terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Intelligence Agency had come to know from its system that some important information related to the investigation of terrorist and separatist activities in Kashmir has reached the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. When the scope of the investigation increased, it was found that Negi had allegedly delivered some important documents to the ISI through overground workers of Lashkar. Munir Chaudhary, a resident of Khurram and Baramulla, and other overground workers caught have also taken his name.
Negi was sent back to his parent cadre after being on deputation for 11 years and three months in the NIA. According to the information, Negi had suspected that he had come on the radar of intelligence agencies. He then urged the concerned administration to terminate his deputation in the NIA and send him back to his parent department, Himachal Pradesh Police, to escape. After returning from the NIA, he was made the SP of SDRF, but he had gone on leave for about two months. He was summoned by the NIA in November 2021 at its headquarters in Delhi for questioning.