Kashmir : Militant escape from Police Custody, Two Cops Suspended

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A militant escaped from police custody in North Kashmir’s Sopore area of Baramulla district today and two cops have been suspended in this connection.

The incident took place when police were transporting Abdul Majeed Mir, 24 back to the Police Station Bomai soon after Court hearing ended.

Police have launched a manhunt to nab the under trial. Mir, a resident of Tujjer village of Sopore, was arrested on November 25, 2016 in case (FIR number 50/ 2016 under Section 13 ULA).

The case pertained to an encounter between militants and a joint team of police and Mir, an OWG of LeT, was arrested along with a pistol three hours after the gunfight. It took police 6- 7 hours to motivate him through his family to surrender in 2016.

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Police have started an enquiry and two cops have been suspended.