All helpers identified through SMHS CCTV footage arrested. Only Abu at large now. Bike used for escape seized.
ADG Munir Khan to address a press conference today may unfold sensational details at press conference at 5 pm.
Superintendent Srinagar Central Jail suspended. DGP J&K has told NDTV that someone in Central Jail are involved in planning escape of LeT Commander.
The order of suspension of Jail Superintendent was issued after the preliminary investigation suggested that the escaped militant had approach to mobile phone and social media connectivity through which he was in touch with his handlers across the border and within the state.
Ten persons allegedly OGWs were arrested last night in Pulwama district of south Kashmir in connection with SMHS shootout that left two policemen dead while LeT commander Naveed Jaat escaped.
Seven of the ten arrested persons have been identified as Shakeel Bhat of Lelhar, Tika Khan of Singo Narbal, Jan Mohammed Ganie of Krisigam, Javid Rather, his brother Manzoor Rather of Bebgambagh, Shakeel Wani of Singoo Narbal and Syed Tajamul of Pahoo.
A top police officer said that SIT team, probing the incident, identified the persons through CCTV footage as well as looking into other angles including their conversation on social media.
The officer said that four among them had come to SMHS hospital while two fired upon police others were covering them.
The police have also seized a bike allegedly used by militants for fleeing from the area and is present with police station Kakpora, Pulwama.
Asked whether the arrested include Naveed Jaat, the officer feigned ignorance.
However, sources said that Naveed is still at large. They said that police is conducting multiple raids to arrest him.