NIA team arriving today to probe Naved’s escape


Srinagar: The NIA on Monday registered a case related to Naved Jhatt’s escape from SMHS hospital in Srinagar where he was brought on February 6 for treatment, the NIA spokesperson said.
An FIR was registered by the local Police at Karan Nagar in Srinagar, the NIA said.
In this incident, two policemen Mushtaq Ahmed and Babar Ahmed were killed, it said.
The NIA team is proceeding to Srinagar today for the investigation of the case, the spokesperson said.
The Pakistani militant staged the daring escape from the SMHS hospital, killing the two policemen with a pistol handed to him by his accomplices who ambushed the police team escorting him.
The attack by militants to free “hardcore” militant Jhatt took place inside the busy Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital complex in a high-security area of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital.
Jhatt, the 22-year-old LeT militant from Pakistan who was caught in Kulgam in south Kashmir in 2014, escaped with the assailants.