A Pakistani prisoner on Tuesday snatched weapons from police and attacked two policemen escorting him for a medical check-up in Srinagar's Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital.
The prisoner named Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed Jatt was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian a few months ago. He was brought to the SMHS hospital for a medical checkup along with other prisoners from Central jail.
After firing at the policemen escorting him, Naveed escaped from the custody.
"Six detainees were being brought from Central Jail. Out of them, one snatched weapons from police & fired at the protection party. One policeman is critically injured & another is injured. The prisoner's name is Naveed. He is probably an outsider," SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray said.
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The attack came only two days after a cross-border firing and shelling by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Four soldiers including a captain was killed in the shelling.