Pakistani militant escapes police custody after shootout in SMHS hospital

Srinagar: Naveed, a Pakistani militant escaped police custody on Tuesday after a shootout at SMHS Hospital. He was brought to the hospital for a medical check up.

A senior police official said that Naveed, snatched a weapon from policemen accompanying him and opened fire. “One policeman has died, while another is injured,” he said.

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The cops also mentioned that Naveed still has the snatched weapon. Police are investigating reports that he was helped by accomplices who were already positioned inside the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital as he was brought there by a police party from the Rainawari central jail along with five other prisoners on Tuesday morning.

The area has been cordoned off and an alert has been sounded. A massive man hunt has been launched to nab the militant.

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