NIA to probe Lashkar militant Naveed Jatt’s escape
Six days after Lashkar-e-Toiba militant pulled off a dramatic escape from hospital, National Investigation Team (NIA) took over the probe from Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday
Mohammad Naveed Jatt of Multan Pakistan escaped from Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital after his associates shot dead two policemen accompanying him for medical checkup and investigations on February 6..
Later Jammu and Kashmir government suspended Superintendent of Srinagar Central Jail Hilal Ahmad Rather. Police later arrested four militants and over ground workers (OGW) who helped Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Naveed Jatt to flee from the hospital.
On Monday, NIA took over the probe and registered a case related to the escape LeT terrorist Naveed Jatt from SMHS hospital in Srinagar. “NIA team is proceeding to Srinagar on Tuesday to take up the investigation of the case”, said an NIA officer.
Jatt alias Abu Hanzullah alias Munnu alias Chotu, a resident of Sahiwala, Multan in Punjab Pakistan, was arrested in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir police, 62 Rashtriya Riffles and 18th Battalion of CRPF in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on June 20, 2014.
Jatt, who was then acting as district commander of Lashkar in south Kashmir, had told his interrogators that he was trained in the …read more