Jammu, February 13: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday took over the investigation into Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jat escape from the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar.
Notably, NIA on Monday registered a case related to LeT terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jat escape from SMHS Hospital in Srinagar where he was brought on February 6 for treatment. The NIA in a statement said, “An FIR was registered by the local Police at Karan Nagar in Srinagar district.” An official spokesperson also said that the NIA team is proceeding to Srinagar on Tuesday for the investigation of the case.
Two policemen Mushtaq Ahmed and Babar Ahmed were martyred after Mohammed Naveed Jat, who was taken for a routine check-up at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, opened fire on 6th February. Jat’s compliance handed him a pistol after he ambushed the police team.
A day after the attack, terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack. Its commander Riyaz Naikoo released an eight-minute audio clip in which he said his men raided the hospital to free Jat, alias Abu Hanzula. Jat had reached South Kashmir safely, he added.
However, two days after Jat escaped from police custody, four people including two terrorists and two other Over Ground Worker (OGW) were arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). Jat is known to be a close associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Abu Qasim and was arrested from Kulgam in 2014.