Two gunmen helped Let terrorist fleeing at Srinagar hospital, two cops killed

According to witnesses at the hospital Tuesday, the police party was sacked upon from inside the hospital as they approached the door of OPD Block A at around 11 am.

Indian paramilitary men standing guard at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir, today, where a militant managed to escape following a brief shootout inside the hospital. The second policeman who was critically injured succumbed to injuries in the evening on the same day.

Naveed Jat alias Abu Hanzullah alias Munnu alias Chotu son of Mohammad Hanief Jat resident of Sahiwala, Multan Punjab Pakistan.

The police officers were accompanying the prisoner to the hospital when the incident occurred, ANI reported. They opened fire, pumping bullets in to the chest and abdomen of head constable Mustaq Ahmad and constable Babar Ahmad.

"The hospital remains crowded with patients and their attendants, and such an attack at the heart of Srinagar needs to be taken seriously", he said, and asked the government to probe how it happened. Before his arrest, police said, Jat was active in South Kashmir for two years. He is also believed to be behind the killing of at least seven policemen, including three near a court house in Pulwama. He told that someone close to Naveed opened fire at two constable while the terrorist was being escorted. The other five prisoners are with us.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while offering her condolences wrote on Twitter, "Pained to hear that two more fearless policemen lost their lives in an attack in Srinagar today".

According to a police report Naveed had infiltrated into Kashmir along with seven other militants between October and November 2012 through Athmuqam-Farkian sector in northern Kupwara district. The Pakistani terrorist, Abu Hanzulla, who managed to flee from police custody, was among the 6 detainees who were being taken to SMHS Hospital. DIG CKR Ghulam Hassan Bhat, DC Srinagar Syed Abid Hussain, SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray and other officers of Police, CRPF, SSB were present during the ceremony, read the press release.

  • Rogelio Becker