A terror suspect charged in a plot to blow up airliners escaped from police custody while being escorted from a court appearance back to jail.
Police say Rashid Rauf, a British citizen, escaped by opening his handcuffs and eluding his two guards in Islamabad.
One must question how Rauf managed to get the cuffs off. Did he have a little help from his friends in police uniforms?
The two officers are being charged with negligence. But more sinister forces than their inattentiveness are likely at play.