Militant Escapes from Indian Police Custody in Kashmir

Militant Escapes from Indian Police Custody in Kashmir

Militant Escapes from Indian Police Custody in Kashmir

The police sources said that the Pakistani national Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hazulla who was lodged in Srinagar Central Jail was along with five other prisoners taken to the hospital for medical check-up on the advice of the jail authorities. The attackers reportedly snatched a carbine rifle from one of the policeman stationed outside the hospital, and resorted to firing. Police said a group of at least two militants were waiting for him and as soon as he came out of the vehicle, they were fired upon.

A police official confirmed that a cop has died in the attack. He had a scuffle with escorting police party and suddenly two persons appeared and opened fire.

After snatching a gun from the policeman, the Pakistani terrorist, Abu Hanzulla, opened fire on the policemen. "Six detainees were being brought from the Central Jail (to the hospital)".

One policeman was killed while another was injured after militants fired upon a police party inisde SMHS Hopsital in Srinagar on Tuesday morning. One policeman was also killed in the gunfight between the militants and the security forces.

Srinagar has been put on high alert following the incident. "So far he is untraceable", said an official. "We are investigating the matter and will find out whether militants helped the escape of the prisoner or he did it himself". While Jat managed to escape, the others remain in police custody.

Top police officers told Kashmir Life that Naveed Jet belonged to Waseem group of LeT and was responsible for the killing of a school teacher in Nagbal in 2014 elections.

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