Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants escape from police custody
Police said the Dullah Gujjar, commander of a Hizbul Mujahadeen outfit, and his associate Sher Khan escaped near Patnitop on the Jammu-Sinagar highway, about 100 km from here, Wednesday night. They were being brought from Kishtwar to Udhampur after appearing at the local court there, a police official said.
They fled away apparently after stopping for tea at a shop near Patnitop, added the official.
The militants were caught in a foiled attempt to assassinate Congress MP Lal Singh in 2004 in Kishtwar district.