The Jammu and Kashmir police in a statement said that “on Monday at 12:30 pm one Hizbul Mujahideen militant namely Mushtaq Chopan who was in custody of PS Tral tried to escape from the police station wearing a female burka. When he was near the main gate someone from outside lobbed a Grenade as a part of the planned conspiracy to divert the attention so that he could escape conveniently. The grenade exploded inside the station nearby him resulting in the death of the said detenue and injury to one Constable Mehraj Din.”
The spokesman said the injured cop was being shifted to army hospital whereas the dead body of the detenue is being taken for autopsy.
A magisterial enquiry has been initiated under Sec 176 CRPC. The circumstances under which he was escaping are being looked into. Mushtaq was invoked in FIR no 55/2017 u/s 18, 20,38 ULAO PS Tral , FIR no 76/2017 u/s 302 RPC 7/27 Arms act, 18,20 ULAP PS Tral.
Earlier, Mushtaq Chopan was apprehended by Sopore police under FIR NO 10 / 2018, Under section, 7/27 Arms Act.