Acting tough

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Pakistani militant Naveed Jhatt escaping from the police custody from SMHS hospital in Srinagar earlier this month has created ripples in Kashmir.
Since the day he escaped from the custody Police have ordered slew of measures to ensure that no such incident is reported in future.
Soon after Naveed escaped from custody government ordered shifting of the SSP of the Central Jail and the DG Prisons.
Now Naveed’s escape case has been taken over by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) and its probing the circumstances under which Naveed escaped from the custody.
According to the media reports the NIA will investigate alleged conspiracy angles including how he got “favourable orders” from doctors and jail authorities.
Since the day Naveed has escaped from custody the state has already shifted 25 militants, of which 16 are Pakistanis, to various jails outside Kashmir.
Since his escape from the custody Police have ordered that all the militants who are under detention at Central Jail Srinagar would be brought to Police hospital for treatment and it’s the doctors at the police hospital who would be allowed to take a final call on whether the accused need to be shifted to the government hospital for treatment.
Hardcore militant escaping from the crowded hospital after killing two policemen has rattled the security establishment and it seems the decision has been taken at the highest level to ensure that no militant escapes from custody in future. The NIA has already taken custody of five accused arrested in connection with Jhatt’s escape from the SMHS hospital and are at present on remand for seven days since February 16.