- Police had brought Naveed Jutt to the hospital for a medical check-up
- Naveed, who was arrested in 2014, was involved in several terror attacks
- Emergency services are functioning inside Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital
"There was somebody close to him who fired at our two constables," Imtiaz Ismail, Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, told reporters.
Naveed was brought to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital from Rainawari central jail this morning along with five other prisoners.
As they reached the Out-Patients Department block in the busy pre-lunch hour, gunshots rang out. Two men, dressed in pheran, had opened fire, sources said. Head Constable Mushtaq Ahmad died on the spot. His colleague, Constable Babar Ahmad, who was critically injured, died later in the hospital. Some of the bullets hit the ceiling of the OPD corridor.
The hospital has been cordoned off, though emergency services are on. The police said while they were focusing on capturing the prisoner, they were also trying to ensure that patients at the hospital do not face any inconvenience.
The terrorist, who also goes by the name Abu Hanzullah, is from Multan in Pakistan and was known to be close to Abu Qasim, who headed the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba in Kashmir and was killed by security forces in 2015.