Srinagar: Indian police in occupied Jammu and Kashmir arrested four people for their alleged involvement in freedom fighter Mohammed Naveed Jhatt’s escape from the busy SMHS hospital here, police said. Indian agencies alleged that Mohammed Naveed Jhatt belongs to Pakistan. Shakeel Bhat, Tika Khan, Rahil Kachroo and Mohammad Shafi are the four people arrested in connection with Jhatt’s escape, police said.
They said Bhat was the mastermind of the escape of 22-year-old Jhatt alias Abu Hanzalla on February 6. Bhat’s motorcycle had been used in the escape of the militant, police said. Khan, a resident of Pulwama, is alleged to have provided his car for further transportation of Jhatt out of the city, police said.
Jhatt is at present believed to be in the Pulwama area of South Kashmir, they said. Kachroo was another accomplice who had provided help in Jhatt’s escape after firing bullets at policemen. All the four were arrested after police, based on intelligence inputs, conducted raids at various places in Pulwama. Earlier, officials had said five people have been arrested in connection with Jhatt’s escape.