Jammu and Kashmir: Video shows escaped terrorist Naveed Jaat with Hizbul militants; police yet to confirm authenticity of footage

Srinagar: A fresh video has surfaced in Srinagar showing Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Naveed Jaat, who escaped from police custody last month, with top militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen in a forest area of the Valley.

File image of Naveed Jaat. PTI

File image of Naveed Jaat. PTI

The video shows Jaat, carrying an automatic rifle, exchanging hugs with some Hibzul Mujahideen militants, although police officials refused to comment on the video saying they were verifying its veracity.

The video is believed to have been filmed somewhere in a forest area of south Kashmir, as Jaat had joined Saddam Padder in Pulwama after his escape from custody from the SMHS hospital on 6 February.

Two cops, on escort duty with Jaat, were shot dead by the militant and his accomplices before he made good his escape.

Four people were arrested by police for facilitating Jaat's escape.

Published Date: Mar 02, 2018 20:05 PM | Updated Date: Mar 02, 2018 20:05 PM

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