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NIA arrests Himachal IPS officer Arvind Negi over investigation into LeT's OGW network

He's accused of having 'leaked information' to another suspect in the case

NIA arrests Himachal IPS officer Arvind Negi over investigation into LeT's OGW network

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Tribune News Service

Mukesh Ranjan
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 18

The anti-terror federal probe agency National Investigation Agency said on Friday that it had arrested Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Arvind Digvijay Negi, who was with the agency and is currently posted as Superintendent of Police (SP) Shimla, in connection with its probe into Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Over Ground Workers (OGWs) network case.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in an official statement said, “During its investigation, the role of AD Negi, IPS, SP posted at Shimla (since repatriated from NIA) was verified and his houses were searched. It was also found that official secret documents of the NIA were leaked by AD Negi to another accused person, who is an OGW of LeT in the case.”

The NIA said, the case, which was registered on November 6, 2021, pertains to the spread of a widespread network of OGWs of proscribed terror outfit LeT in Jammu & Kashmir and other places, for providing support in the planning and execution of terrorist activities in India. Earlier the NIA had arrested six accused persons in the case, as the further investigation continued it added.

 

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