On a day Khalistan Liberation Force militant Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested in the national capital and Dehradun police arrested two men for allegedly providing logistics support to the gangsters involved in the Nabha jailbreak, Punjab Police sent out a communication to all districts to be alert for possible gang wars and other jailbreak efforts.
According to the state police, the jailbreak has raised these two fears due to a “high possibility” that the five who escaped on Sunday would try to settle scores with rival gangs and make efforts to free their associates lodged in other prisons in the state.
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The internal note, seen by The Indian Express, has recommended keeping a watch on gangsters lodged in jails, especially when they are taken for production in different courts so that they do not escape from police custody.
In Dehradun, the two arrested were identified as Jeeta and Binny. The duo had allegedly helped the gangsters who escaped from high-security Nabha jail on Sunday get mobile phone SIM cards on fake documents. “They provided fake Aadhaar and voter I-cards for the SIM cards used by the gangsters. A printer used to make fake cards has been recovered from them,” Dehradun SSP Sadanand Shankar Rao said.