Opposition calls SMHS attack a security lapse, demands thorough probe
JAMMU: Terming yesterday’s incident involving the escape of Lashker commander Naveed from SMHS hospital as a “security lapse”, Opposition on Wednesday sought a statement from the government.
On Tuesday as the proceedings of the Assembly began, opposition legislators of National Conference and Congress stood up, demanding a statement from government over the escape of the militant.
“This is a security lapse. This has never happened before. It should be thoroughly probed,” said NC legislator Ali Muhammad Sagar.
MLA Kulgam Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami also termed it as a “serious security lapse”.
Later, minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri made a statement about the attack in the House.
Naveed Jatt, a Lashkar militant escaped yesterday when militants attacked a police party escorting him during a medical check-up at SMHS hospital in Srinagar. Two cops were killed in the attack.