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Davinder Singh

Davinder Singh – Davinder Singh is an Indian former police officer and DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) of Jammu and Kashmir. Davinder Singh came to the news because of his arrest on the 11th of January 2020, along with the “most wanted” militants in South Kashmir’s Kulgam town (Mir Bazar).

Early Life

Davinder Singh was born in 1963, in India. As of now, his age is 60 years old, and holds Indian nationality. Similarly, he practices Sikhism religion. Meanwhile, there is not much known related to his ethnicity, zodiac sign, the exact datebirth, and birthplace.

Talking about his parents, his father is also a police officer by profession. However, there is not much known related to his parents’ names, his childhood life, and many more. Being born as the son of a police officer, Davinder also had a dream to be a police in the future as a child. Moreover, his parents live with his brother, Naseeb Singh in Delhi

Talking about his academic career, Davinder completed his high school education at a local high school in India. Later, he completed his graduation from Amar Singh College in Srinagar.

Professional Career

After completing his graduation, Davinder Singh joined the police as a sub-inspector in 1990. Meanwhile, he has served the Jammu and Kashmir police as an inspector and deputy superintendent for over 25 years.

DSP Singh traveling two terrorist

Moreover, he came to headline news in India after he was arrested on the 11th of January 2020. During that time, he served as a DSP of Jammu and Kashmir. He got arrested with two of the most wanted terrorist knowterroristseed Baba’ and ‘Altaaf.’

Moreover, the two militants were Hizbul Mujahideen militants, while the driver was identified as Irfan Shafi, a former lawyer from Diaroo in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Davinder Singh

Caption: Police Patrolling in Mir Bazar Kulgam South Kashmir (Source: WikiBio)

According to a South Kashmir police official, the vehicle (a Hyundai i10 car) in which the militants and DSP Davinder Sigh were traveling and intercepted based on a specific input. There was a mention in the input that a top militant was in the car. However, there was no mention of a police officer accompanying the militants in the car in the information.

Davinder Singh – Awards

Davinder Singh had a solid track record in anti-militancy operations and was awarded the gallantry award in 2017. He was reportedly one of 76 police officers from Jammu and Kashmir to receive the President’s Police Medal on India’s Independence Day in 2019.

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs later refuted this claim. Singh ] photographed with foreign diplomats who visited Kashmir in January 2020 as part of the official team in charge of welcoming them.


As a DSP, he has been a part of a number of coseveral throughout his career. The first such incident occurred twenty years after his arrest when a group of five gunmen hijacked a truck from Srinagar’s Athwajan periphery.

They looted its cargo, which belonged to a close relative of the then-in-charge, Ghulam Mohiuddin Shah, the acting Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Later, Shah reported to Jammu and Kashmir’s then-Director General of Police that the hijackers were counter-insurgents who had received AK-47 rifles from none other than Davinder Singh. However, at the time, no action was taken against Singh.

In another case, an FIR for ‘extortion’ was filed against Singh in response to a businessman’s complaint; however, the investigation was never completed. Davinder Singh’s name was once again in the news in 2001 when he was serving as deputy superintendent of the special operations group in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

He was transferred as a result of widespread public outrage over custodial deaths. Singh’s name was listed in an FIR in 2015 for allegedly extorting money from ordinary people and falsely implicating them in police cases.

Davinder Singh – Net Worth 2023

As of now, Singh’s net worth, salary, and incomes are stincomeystery. An Indian DSP salary ranges between ₹ 2.4 Lakhs to ₹ 21.0 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 14.5 Lakhs.

Relationship Status

Davinder is a married man. His wife is a teacher by profession. With the marriage, Singh has three kids, two daughters have pursued MBBS in Bangladesh and his son has attended Kashmir’s premier Burn Hall School. However, his wife’s and children’s names are unknown in public at the moment.

Body Measurements

Davinder Singh

Caption: Davinder posing for a photo (Source: DNA India)

Singh stands 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85 m) and weighs around 85 kg (187 lbs). Moreover, he has black hair with black eyes color and wears a shoe size of 10 UK.

Social Media

This former Indian DSP Singh is not active on any kind of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.