J&K: LeT Terrorist Couldn’t Have Escaped Without Assistance, Says DGP; Doctor With ‘Soft Corner’ For Him Probed
Srinagar, Feb 9: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that escape of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah from a Srinagar hospital was a well-planned conspiracy and that wouldn’t have been possible without assistance at the Srinagar Central Jail.
“A SIT (Special Investigation Team) headed by a Superintendent of Police is looking into this incident. I believe a magisterial probe is also being ordered to ascertain all that led to the attack and the subsequent escape,” Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said.
J&K ADG Muneer Khan said that the initial investigation has revealed the involvement of two militants and two overground workers of the organisation. They were arrested following raids in Kakpora of Pulwama district. Police have also been looking for two more militants who might have a hand in the attack and are still absconding.
Following the initial investigation, the police arrested 10 people in connection with the case and Srinagar Central Jail superintendent was moved out. In fact, a doctor’s role is also being considered in the escape of the LeT terrorist. A source revealed that the doctor may have developed a liking for the terrorist.
“Since last February, she had been recommending Hunzullah to be sent SMHS hospital although his medical reports were normal,” he revealed to CNN-News18. The officials who have been investigating the case said that she (the doctor) would have knowingly or unknowingly become part of Abu Hunzullah’s plan.
It has also been revealed that the terrorist was not taken to the hospital owing to an emergency. As per the jail manual, a doctor is supposed to visit a prisoner if he/she complains of an illness. This time, Abu Hunzullah was taken to a hospital on the recommendations of the doctor.
“She has been relieved of her duties at SMHS and attached to the health department, pending enquiry,” an official said.