Four arrested for helping Pakistani terrorist escape

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Feb 2018 09:33:36



J&K DG (Prisons) shunted out

JAMMU and Kashmir Police has arrested four people for their alleged involvement in Pakistan-born Lashker-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt’s escape from the busy SMHS hospital here, police said.

Shakeel Bhat, Tika Khan, Rahil Kachroo and Mohammad Shafi are the four people arrested in connection with Jhatt’s escape, police said. They said Bhat was the mastermind of the escape of 22-year-old Jhatt alias Abu Hanzalla on February 6.
Bhat’s motorcycle had been used in the escape of the terrorist, police said.

Khan, a resident of Pulwama, is alleged to have provided his car for further transportation of Jhatt out of the city, police said.
Jhatt is at present believed to be in the Pulwama area of South Kashmir, they said. Kachroo was another accomplice who had provided help in Jhatt’s escape after firing bullets at policemen.

Shafihad posed as a patient to provide cover for the terrorist’s escape. All the four were arrested after police, based on intelligence inputs, conducted raids at various places in Pulwama.
Earlier, officials had said five people have been arrested in connection with Jhatt’s escape.

However, police said a fifth man identified as Hilal of Pulwama who helped in the escape is absconding and believed to be with Jhatt.
Jhatt had managed to escape on Tuesday after at least two other militants attacked the police escort team at SMHS Hospital here, killing two cops.

J&K DG (Prisons) shunted out: S K MISHRA, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Prisons, was shunted out on Thursday, days after a Pakistani terrorist in custody staged a daring escape from the SMHS hospital in Srinagar.
Mishra was transferred and posted as Chairman-cum- Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Police Housing Corporation, a Jammu and Kashmir Government order said.