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SMHS Shootout: Govt orders suspension of SP Central Jail Srinagar

Srinagar: Government on Thursday suspended a top officer of central jail Srinagar in connection with the shootout that left two policemen dead while as LeT commander Naveed Jaat alias Abu Hanzullah escaped.

“Pending inquiry into the incident on Feb 6, 2018, at SMHS hospital, Srinagar, leading to the death of two constables and escape of a militant, Mr Hilal Ahmad Rather, Superintendent, Central Jail, Srinagar, is hereby placed under suspension, with immediate effect,” a government order issued by the Principal Secretary Home Department said.

The order according to GNS further said that the officer shall remain attached with Director General of Police, Prisons, till further orders.

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