LeT man escapes from custody, 3 J&K cops suspended
Srinagar: An LeT militant, who was to be
released this week following court acquittal, escaped from
custody leading to suspension of three policemen in south
Kashmir's Shopian district.
Muzaffar Ahmad Malik, who according to police was
affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in 2002, and later with
Al-Badr militant outfit for four years, was arrested and
detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in 2007.
Though Malik was to be released this week following
court orders, he escaped from the lock-up at Zainapora police
station yesterday, police said.
"We have suspended three policemen," Sub-Divisional
Police Officer (SDPO) Zainapora Irshad Ahmad said.
He said head constable Bashir Ahmad, guard commander
head constable Abdul Rashid and SgCT Altaf Ahmad, all posted
at Zainapora were placed under suspension.
An inquiry has also been ordered, he said.