State agencies tight lipped & clueless about the NIA action against State cadre IPS    

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Shimla, Nov 27

There has been alleged raid by the NIA at the ancestral house of state cadre IPS and SP Arvind Digvijay Negi at kelestan in outskirts of this capital town and state police/ central agencies are tight lipped and clueless.

In the intervening nights of Tuesday and Wednesday a number of officers of a central agency (identified by the local police as NIA) were seen outside the home of Negi at Shimla and Kinnuar.  The city police officers confirmed that Negi was being repatriated to Shimla from the NIA. However they have no information about his home being searched by the central agencies he confirmed. The district police were also caught unaware of the search and raid conducted by the NIA.

The state police confirmed that Negi who was in the NIA was repatriated to the parent cadre.
Senior officials of Kinnuar district told on Saturday that NIA team along with jawan of Himachal Pradesh Police searched the ancestral village house of Negi at Dunni village under Kalpa subdivision however state police did not intervene in the NIA investigation and could not reveal too much on the issue. The SP Kinnuar was currently on leave and the action of NIA happened in the presence of SP.
State Principal Secretary home Rajneesh stated that he was not apprised about the NIA action and Police headquarters may be informed about it.
The central agencies got input from the headquarters about the alleged action but they could not reveal much about the issue. The state police spokesperson said that he is yet to get information about the action of NIA and he is not yet repatriated to state home cadre as far as he had the information.
One official source in the central agencies said that the senior police officer, is being suspected for his involvement in allegedly leaking sensitive information to a human rights activist who might have passed it on to Pakistan.
Negi has been considered a reputed IPS officer and his father also belonged to the state police officer cadre. He conducted the successful investigation as the SIT member in PMT scam.  During his tenure as DSP Shimla he was considered the most competent and upright officer.

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