1. Srinagar hospital attack: 4 terrorists arrested, Abu Hanzula still at large

Srinagar hospital attack: 4 terrorists arrested, Abu Hanzula still at large

In the latest development in Srinagar hospital attack, the police have arrested four attackers, however, Abu Hanzula is still at large. On Tuesday, the Srinagar police were caught off guard when militants attacked at a Srinagar hospital.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 8, 2018 12:13 PM
Abu Hanzula was arrested in Sophian.

In the latest development in Srinagar hospital attack, the police have arrested four attackers, however, Abu Hanzula is still at large. On Tuesday, the Srinagar police were caught off guard when militants attacked at a Srinagar hospital. The attack was carried out at the Shri Maharaj Hari Singh hospital when policemen were escorting a Pakistani terrorist Abu Hanzula aka Naveed Jatt. Two police officials — Mushtaq Ahmad and Babar Ahmad Khan were fired upon as they were escorting Jat to the hospital’s Out Patient Department. Both succumbed to their injuries. The terrorist after carrying out the attack had fled away from the scene. Hanzula was reportedly arrested in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir. Hanzala, managed to escape from the hospital where he was brought for treatment.

The following day terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had claimed responsibility for the attack on SMHS hospital. LeT chief Mahmood Shah owned up the attack in an emailed statement. Director General of Police Prisons (J&K), SK Mishra told The Indian Express that the Pakistani terrorist was suffering from abdominal pain ad a skin issue. The DG added that the prisoners were taken to the hospital as per standard police protocol, “in handcuffs and with armed guards”, for their appointment at different departments of the hospital.

Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor criticised the NDA government on Tuesday in context of the ceasefire violation in the valley. Tharoor said,”This is a government which talked about showing ‘laal aankh’ to our enemies at the border. They boasted about the strategic surgical strikes. They are willing to take the credit, when something good happens, but they remain silent when things are going badly.” He added,”Indian lives are being lost, our citizens are in danger. They are suffering from these repeated ceasefire violations. But the tragedy is that our government is entirely absent without leave. Where are they?”

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