Two policemen were injured in the firing and one of them is reported to be critical. Emergency services are functioning inside the hospital and the police said that while they are focusing on capturing the prisoner, they are also trying to ensure that patients at the hospital are not disturbed. "Naveed himself snatched the weapon of one of the policeman and opened fire", said a police official.
The ultras opened fire on the police party accompanying Jhutt, alias Abu Hanzala, outside the busy hospital in Kaka Sarai area, police said. "Six detainees were being brought from the Central Jail (to the hospital)". One of the injured succumbed.
"Pained to hear that two more courageous policemen lost their lives in an attack in Srinagar today".
Gunmen fired at Indian police officers and freed a suspected militant being transported to a hospital for a medical checkup on Tuesday in the Indian-held Kashmir, police said.
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Jutt is a former commander in the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group. He was arrested in 2014 following an attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur.
Following the attack, police sounded an alert in the Srinagar district while as police has been asked to intensify the searches in all the entry and exit points in the city.
Jammu and Kashmir police wanted to shift him along with five other prisoners from Srinagar jail to other high security jails outside the Valley but was disallowed from doing so by the sessions court on December 26, 2017.