Srinagar: An Over Ground Worker (OGW) of a militant outfit escaped from Srinagar court on Tuesday, official sources said.
They said that an OGW, identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Rah, a resident of Qaimoh in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, was brought to Srinagar court from Sub Jail Mattan on Tuesday afternoon in connect with a case against him.
However, they said Rah managed to give a slip to the guards accompanying him and fled from the court complex.
Meanwhile, a search operation has been launched to arrest Rah. “Checkpoints have been established within 5 km radius from the court complex and all the vehicles are being thoroughly checked before allowed them to move ahead,” they added.