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SMHS Shootout: FIR registered, investigations are on, says Govt

Jammu: Minister for Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Wednesday informed the House that FIR No: 8/28 US 302,224 RPC and 7/27 IA Act has been registered in Police Station Karan Nagar Srinagar regarding the militant attack on a police party in SMHS Hospital and investigation has been taken up.

Giving details, the Minister said a Pakistani militant managed to escape from the Police custody after militants attack a Police party in SMHS hospital Srinagar.

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Giving details about the incident, Minister said on February 6, 2018 at around 11:30, a Pakistani militant Mohammad Naveed Jatt alias Abu Hanzla lodged in Central Jail Srinagar was brought to SMHS Hospital Srinagar along with five more detainees escorted by the Police party of DPL Srinagar.

He said as soon as they reached OPD of SMHS, the Police party accompanying the militant was attacked by some unknown militants by pistol due to which two Police personnel namely Head Constable Mushtaq Ahmad and Constable Babar Khan got injured and later succumbed.

He said the Pakistani militant Naveed along with the attacker managed to escape from the spot.

Earlier, the Opposition including the National Conference and the Congress had called the shootout a ‘serious security lapse’ and have demanded a thorough probe into the matter.

They had also sought an statement from the government regarding the matter.

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