Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Prisons S K Mishra Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the escape of Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a Srinagar hospital during a militant attack that left two policemen dead.
The inquiry will be limited to the central jail only to ascertain whether any prior information about Jhatt’s movement to the hospital was leaked, Mishra was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“The inquiry will be headed by a Deputy Inspector General-rank officer,” he said.
Jhatt made a dramatic escape from the busy SMHS Hospital Tuesday morning with the help of two other militants.
Mishra said the inquiry will also include questioning of other inmates as well as some prison officials.
“We will give our detailed report to the home department very soon,” he said.