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IPS officer arrested for helping Lashkar militants in Kashmir

India’s National Investigation Agency on Friday arrested its former Superintendent of Police and IPS officer who is accused of helping Lashkar-e-Taiba militants while he was posted in Jammu and Kashmir.

Arvind Digvijay Negi was arrested for allegedly leaking secret documents to an overground worker of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba group, NIA official spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that Negi, a police officer who was promoted to the IPS batch of 2011, was arrested in connection with a case registered by the NIA on November 6 last year.

The case pertains to the spread of the network of overground workers (OGWs) of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba for providing support in the planning and execution of militant activities in India.

The NIA had earlier arrested six people in the case.

“During the investigation, the role of A D 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 A D Negi to another accused person who is an OGW of LeT in the case,” the spokesperson said.

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