Srinagar hospital shootout: Why were terrorists taken to OPD, asks MHA
February 09, 2018  16:58
MHA sources on SMHS Hospital shooting: The Home Ministry expressed concern and advised the J&K government to look into gaps in jail administration and review security. J&K govt initiated several action to prevent further incidents; DG Prisons J&K has been transferred, Jail Superintendent suspended and replaced.

An enquiry by Divisional Commissioner Srinagar has been ordered to fix responsibility and examine why terrorists were taken to the OPD rather than doctors being deputed to examine them. A committee will submit the report in 15 days.

The state government will also immediately review cases of hardened terrorists for shifting to other jails; 7 terrorists have already been relocated. To ensure full vigilance over terrorist prisoners, the state govt to involve CRPF in all aspects of Central Jail security.

To bring you up to speed, a Pakistani terrorist, Naveed Jatt, in police custody, staged a daring escape from the SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday, killing two policemen with a pistol handed to him by his Lashkar-e-Tayiba accomplices who ambushed the police team escorting him, police said.
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