5 arrested for firing in Srinagar hospital, helping Pak terrorist escape

5 arrested for firing in Srinagar hospital, helping Pak terrorist escape

5 arrested for firing in Srinagar hospital, helping Pak terrorist escape

Two of them had even fired, " a senior police officer, who did not want to be named, said.

Six other men, mostly overground workers, have also been detained for questioning, they said.

ADGP noted that the conspiracy to free Naveed was hatched four months ago. A group of militants shot dead a cop accompanying the militant and injured another in their successful bid to help their comrade escape from custody.

He said that one of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants Hilal Rather also participated in the act and "he is the one who provided pistol to Naveed and both fired at two cops, resulting in their death later".

Explaining that why militants went to such lengths to free Naveed, Khan said that the LeT had lost most of its local leadership and were desperately looking to free one of their jailed colleague to fill the leadership vacuum. "During the raids the police apprehended two militants, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat and Tika Khan, OGWs Syed Tajamul, and Mohammad Shafi Wani".

On February 6 they came to Srinagar and took their positions at various points in SMHS hospital with a motorcycle and vehicle.

All the terror outfits in Kashmir were operating in unison and there is no difference among them, he said.

We are not terrorists. As per the jail manual, a doctor is supposed to visit a prisoner if he/she complains of an illness. We don't believe in the killing innocents. He said the DG prisons has ordered inquiry in the case and the police was also investigating. Jat is known to be a close associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Abu Qasim, and was arrested from Kulgam in 2014. "That is why they were desperate".

The officer said while the terrorists might have succeeded in their plan but the security grid will get them.

A police official, in a know-how of the details of the case, told DH that the SIT was probing all angles and the CCTV footage generated from one of the camera's-in which some unknown people are seen fleeing amid heavy patient-attendant rush-is being examined.

While the police was addressing press conference in Srinagar, the pictures of Naveed with Hizb commander Saddam Paddar were going viral on social networking sites.

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