Khalistani militant Harminder Singh Mintoo, who escaped from Punjab jail, sent to 7-day police custody

Mintoo is said to be linked to Pakistan’s ISI, and had been arrested in 2014 by Punjab Police from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on his return from Thailand.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 4:57 pm
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Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, who had escaped from the high-security Nabha Central Jail in Punjab’s Patiala Sunday, was arrested in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and the Special Crime Branch of the Delhi Police from the Delhi railway station on Monday. After being questioned at a special cell office in New Friends Colony, he was sent to seven-day police custody by a Delhi court. Mintoo had escaped along with five others from the jail after a group of 12 armed men stormed into the prison. Police teams of various states had launched a massive manhunt Sunday after the jailbreak.

Mintoo is said to be linked to Pakistan’s ISI, and had been arrested in 2014 by Punjab Police from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on his return from Thailand. He faces charges in a number of cases, including the attack on Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 2008.

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Mintoo’s lawyer Jaspal Singh Manjhpur told the Indian Express that there was no need for his client to escape as he could have been released legally soon.

Also read: ‘ISI trained’ Mintoo had 12 cases against him

“The cases against him were very weak and in most of the cases he is described as the main conspirator. He has not been accused of direct involvement in any alleged militant activity,” his lawyer said.

Mintoo, who is a native of Dalli village in Jalandhar district, had been on the run till he was arrested on his return from Thailand in 2014. He had reportedly fled to Thailand after he was named as an accused in a case of seizure of 24.5 kg explosive material and several detonators in Ludhiana in 2008.

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First Published on: November 28, 2016 9:18 am
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    Lovely
    Nov 28, 2016 at 8:47 am
    All are from forward caste
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      Lovely
      Nov 28, 2016 at 8:46 am
      You are not judge!
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        Kulmohan Singh
        Nov 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm
        84's Kishori Lal butcher lt;br/gt;Lands seven capital punishments lt;br/gt;For courts decide he had a hand lt;br/gt;In, not one or two, but deaths seven lt;br/gt;And lo! behold! lt;br/gt;For you were never told lt;br/gt;Each of those seven lt;br/gt;Was Later forgiven lt;br/gt;Finally the LG orders his release lt;br/gt;To be only Reversed by widows cries lt;br/gt;Ever wondered Oh! my dear friends lt;br/gt;Why Lal's destined to escape punishments lt;br/gt;But Mintoos re-caught, and to the book brought ?
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          Satendra kumar
          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:58 am
          Mintoo or the mint chap should be locked behind bars for life.The terrorist bloke should not be trusted for terrorist job.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Nov 28, 2016 at 6:16 am
            Wel done.
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              Rex
              Dec 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm
              where are the rest of the criminals, was mintoo singh just a card, pla to help other criminals get out of jail, as he was the highlight. there is a possibility others are real active ones who will be playing a role is terrorising our country in coming future... God forbid....
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                Shafted mohammed
                Nov 28, 2016 at 5:11 am
                MP police is best and they killed all terrorists who escaped. Punjab police is way inferior.
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                  Raj
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 4:15 am
                  Will now probably die in jail.
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                    Dash
                    Nov 28, 2016 at 5:57 am
                    This terrorist must have been killed but in a railway station,you can not fo that. Well done Delhi police. Khoojliwal wont congratulate FP for 2 reasons-1. He hates DP 2. He supports Khalistani movement. His donations will dry if he says a word against khalistanis. Khoojljwal is the worst man we Delhites have ever seen.
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                      Dr Subodh
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 5:30 am
                      Good they caught him or the giy would do his ugly deeds again- get him to justice soon and keep punjab free of these scoundrels!
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                        gopal
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 4:21 am
                        someone from the Punjab police had meticulously planned this guy's escape, but was unaware that being election time, the counter attack would be real quick.
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                          Jawad
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                          What a racism. In the Bhopal case all the under trial killed and in this case they arrest a terrorist with respect and dignity and sent to jail.
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                            Manu USA
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 6:11 am
                            Put him in Ttihar jail or send to Andaman.
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                              maul
                              Nov 28, 2016 at 4:57 am
                              Where was Obama found? stan.lt;br/gt;Where was this terrorist arrested? Delhi.lt;br/gt;Kejri must have given him promise of asylum
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                                maul
                                Nov 28, 2016 at 5:12 am
                                That was a typo error
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                                  S Subramaniam
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 4:10 am
                                  Sagarika Ghose in her tweet dated 12 Oct 16 had openly advocated for Khalistan movement. It has been the our hostile neighbour's policy to foment Khalistan movement so that Kashmir will be cut off.
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                                    Devisahai Meena
                                    Nov 28, 2016 at 9:20 am
                                    6 fled from Nabha jail on 27th . Only one -Mintoo, re-arrested (by PB police ). SIMI-affiliates , after their jailbreak, eliminated (by MP police)in October .lt;br/gt;Both the states either partially or fully ruled by BJP.
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                                      Pagrri Sanbhaal
                                      Nov 28, 2016 at 8:50 am
                                      Sikhs are respectable citizens of India and are being represented by this respectable mandia should honour this community.
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                                        Nityananda
                                        Nov 28, 2016 at 10:37 am
                                        The BJP-Akali gang could be behind this jail break. If they are serious about bringing MIntoo to trial, place him in a tough prison in the SOuth or the East, where he won't be treated as a VIP. This is unlikely since the BJP is in cahoots with anti - nationals in PUnjab and Kashmir.
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                                          Vihari Naidu
                                          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:04 am
                                          Obama ? Get some primary education. Preferably LKG.
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                                            Vihari Naidu
                                            Nov 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                                            Sent to High Security Nabha Central Jail again.... :p
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