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Suspect in low intensity blast flees police custody in JK

Press Trust of India  |  Bhadarwah (JK) 

A man allegedly involved in a low-intensity blast inside a school in and Kashmir's today escaped from police lock up, an said.

The accused was among the two detained by the special investigation team (SIT) of the after the blast inside the government school at Shiva village on Monday left principal and another staff member injured.

After confirming that a was used to trigger the explosion, the SIT quizzed dozens of people before detaining Tanveer Ahmad, a class four school employee, and last evening. They were lodged at Police Post Bhalla, the said.

Ahmad, however, escaped on the pretext of attending nature's call early morning, the added.

He came out of the lock up to relieve himself and fled from the washroom located outside the police post taking advantage of darkness, the officer said.

A hunt has been launched to nab him while an inquiry has been initiated against three police officials for dereliction of their duties, he added.

According to the SIT, the two accused wanted to kill the principal with the and had planted it under Singh's

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 18:15 IST