J&K: Five arrested for helping Pakistani terrorist escape

Srinagar, Feb 8: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested five suspects who helped a Pakistani terrorist escape from a Srinagar hospital two days back.

Informed sources told news agency IANS that the police identified the suspects from a CCTV footage in Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital.

The five were involved in helping Naveed Jat, also known as Abu Hunzullah escape on Tuesday from the hospital when he was brought there for a medical check-up from Central Jail in Srinagar.

In a broad daylight, Hunzullah escaped after terrorists attacked and killed two policemen accompanying the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant to the hospital.

Following the attack, the Pakistani militant fled with the assailants.

The Superintendent of Srinagar Central Jail has been suspended. The medical staff at the SMHS Hospital has been shifted amid suspicion that they may also be involved in the conspiracy.

Earlier in a day, Police chief S.P. Vaid accepted that there were gaping holes in the security system that had guaranteed the execution of the conspiracy in the planned escape.


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