A top militant of the Laskar-e-Toiba managed to escape from a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar after allegedly snatching a weapon from the police and firing at the protection party. Hanzula, alias Naveed Jatt, was among six detainess brought to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in the heart of Srinagar, SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray told ANI. One cop has lost his life in the firing while two policemen have been reported to have suffered injuries during the firing. Of the two injured policemen, the medical condition of one is told to be critical.
Notably, Naveed Jat alias Abu Hanzula is believed to be an LeT district commander, a Pakistani militant, and was arrested in a joint operation by police, Rashtriya Rifles as well as CRPF. “Six detainee were being brought from Central Jail. Out of them, one snatched weapons from police and fired at the protection party. One policeman is critically injured and another is injured. The prisoner’s name is Naveed. He is probably an outsider,” said Srinagar SSP Imtiaz Ismail Parray after the incident.
This comes a day after terrorists attacked an Army camp in the Kakpora area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorists threw a grenade at the army camp. Further, on Sunday (February 4), three Indian jawans and an officer – were killed in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district. One jawan and a BSF soldier too had been injured in the shelling by Pakistani forces.
More details awaited.