May 2005 News

Militant’s escape under NC escort: Mufti orders a probe

18 May 2005
The Indian Express

Srinagar: Taking note of the The Sunday Express report that the J&K police was probing the escape to Pakistan of a Hizbul Mujahideen commander who allegedly used the official car of a NC leader to reach Amritsar before crossing over, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today sought an inquiry report on the incident ‘‘as soon as possible’’. ‘‘I want to know how a Hizb commander managed to get a fictitious passport,’’ Muft Sayeed told reporters in Srinagar after inaugurating the new passport office building. Advertisement ‘‘The escape is being thoroughly probed. Investigations are on and a few arrests have already been made. We need to find out how a militant managed to get hold of a passport .’’ NC leader Gul Rafeeqi’s former PA Farooq Ahmad Bhat, PSO Kewal Singh and driver Sham have already been held. The police have also registered a case against Rafeeqi.


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