June 20, 2015 4:44:20 pm
An undertrial foreign militant was killed in a “mysterious” blast that took place inside a police van at Hygam on Srinagar – Baramulla highway. Three policemen also sustained critical injuries in the blast.
Police said that on Saturday afternoon, a Pakistani under trial militant Wahid Noor Khan who was arrested in 2005 was on way to Srinagar in a police vehicle after attending the court hearing at Sopore court. Near Hygam on the national highway, a blast went off inside the police vehicle that killed Khan and seriously injured three policemen accompanying him. The injured cops were taken to the hospital for treatment. Police officials claim that the explosives were handed over to the prisoner by some men at Sopore court soon after the court hearing ended.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Gareeb Das said that police is investigating how blast took place inside the police vehicle. “The militant along with police team was on way back to Srinagar from Sopore when the blast took place at Hygam,’’ he said.
Police said that experts are examining whether the blast was a grenade blast or some other material.
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