Srinagar escape: Jail doctor placed off duty, five arrested
A doctor and a pharmacist have been taken off duty at the Srinagar central jail after it was found that there was a huge security breach that led to the escape of five terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
The Kashmir police probing the case in which terrorists including Abu Hanzala made an escape from a Srinagar hospital has found complicity on part of some officials. The incident even led the government to placing the doctor at the jail, Dr Zeenat and pharmacist, Mansoor Ahmed off duty. It was alleged that there was a security breach and hence they were being kept off duty.
Meanwhile the police have arrested five persons who allegedly facilitated the escape of Pakistani militant Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzalla from custody during a visit to SMHS Hospital here on Tuesday, officials said on Thursday.
Police conducted overnight raids at several places in south Kashmir's Pulwama district and arrested five persons who were allegedly involved in helping the escape of Hanzala from police custody, the officials said.
Hanzala managed to escape after at least two other militants attacked the police escort team at SMHS Hospital here, killing two cops.
A alert was sounded immediately and a massive operation was launched to track down the Pakistani militant and his accomplices.