Nabha jailbreak LIVE: Alleged ‘mastermind’ arrested; Rajnath Singh seeks report, directs tightening of security

Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo freed by five armed men who stormed Nabha jail in Punjab.

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Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo and five others escaped from Nabha jail in Punjab on Sunday after armed men in police uniform tricked the sentries into opening the gates and bolted out with the inmates firing a hail of bullets. Among the escapees was another terrorist Kashmira Singh, according to Punjab police chief Suresh Arora.

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However, hours later, the alleged “mastermind” of the daring daylight jailbreak, Parminder Singh, was arrested from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district when the getaway vehicle–a Toyota Fortuner–was stopped at a police picket. A self-loading rifle (SLR), three rifles and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from the SUV during the search, UP’s Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Daljit Singh Chaudhary said.

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Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal suspended Nabha Jail DG and set up a special task force to track down the escaped convicts. The Home Ministry sought a report from the state government over the incident.

According to police, six to eight persons in police uniforms came on four vehicles Toyota Fortuner (white color) Hyundai Verna (white), Honda City (white) and Hyundai i20 (beige color) and fired several shots before escaping with the six inmates.

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