February 2018 News

Wife Of Policeman Killed In Kashmir Hospital Attack Blames Police

7 February 2018
Kashmir Dispatch

Srinagar: The wife of one of the policemen, who were killed in a militant attack in a hospital in Srinagar, has accused the Jammu and Kashmir police of disarming him while he was on duty. A local news agency quoted the wife of one of the slain policemen saying: 'his sahab (officer) had taken away arms from Babar Ahmad and the police department must probe the reason behind the move.' Babar, along with other policemen were escorting an incarcerated Lashkar-e-Toiba militant to a Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital when militants attacked them on Tuesday and managed to flee with the inmate. The Kashmir News Bureau quoted her as saying: 'Babar was my world as I had married him of my choice, his sahab (officer) had taken away arms from him and this should be looked after why just two policemen were with the prisoner and why weapons were not given to them.' 22-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant escaped in dramatic attack from the custody of jail officials after his associates opened fire on police escorts, when he was brought to a Srinagar hospital for a check-up. He was among a group of six prisoners. Policeman Babar Ahmad and his senior Mushtaq Ahmad who were accompanying the militant were injured in the attack and later died at the hospital.