Injured militant flees hospital in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Police failed to keep vigil at a militant getting medical treatment at hospital of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), as he managed to flee on Sunday night, The News reported Monday.
The failure to guard at the injured militant, who was brought to the hospital in wounded condition some days back, has put question marks on the abilities of the law enforcement agencies.
An official of the ICRC told The News that as per the international rules, police or any other security agency could not arrest a patient from their hospital premises.
Sources, however, revealed that security agencies strictly observed the treatment of suspected people in the facility.
A large number of patients with bullet injuries, mostly injured in terror incidents, are brought to the ICRC Hospital for treatment. “We do not refuse admission to any patient who is brought to our hospital,” Benno Kocher, head of the sub-mission of the ICRC for NWFP, told The News.