Hunt on to nab 'escaped' militant in Doda

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Jammu, Mar 25 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police have launched search operations to apprehend a militant, who managed to escape from the police custody yesterday in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police here today said.

''Traps have been laid in the town while special nakkas and police parties have been directed to conduct surprise raids in the area to locate the escaped militant,'' sources told UNI.

A militant identified as Abdul Kabir of Hasti, Kishtwar, escaped from the custody of Doda police yesterday when he was allowed by the sentry on duty to come out of the lock-up for a face wash.

''He (militant) was arrested along with four other militants including two women from a Scorpio in Doda recently carrying two AK rifles,'' sources said asserting, '' authorities have ordered the suspension of two police guards namely Jyoti Prakash and Rumal Chand, who were on duty during the incident while an inquiry has been ordered into the escape.'' UNI VBH SC SY DB1348

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