Punjab jailbreak: Nabha ASP arrested for helping inmates escape

They also arrested head warder Jagmeet Singh and Tejinder Sharma, owner of Shagun Sweets in Nabha, in the case.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 30, 2016 3:48 am
 nabha, nabha jailbreak, mintoo run, mintoo arrest, punjab, punjab jailbreak, jailbreak arrest, indian express news, india news The police said Singh provided the phone to one of the inmates, who established contact with a gang of armed men outside the jail.

Nabha High-Security Jail Assistant Superintendent Bhim Singh was arersted on Tuesday for allegedly conspiring with the inmates to facilitate their escape. They also arrested head warder Jagmeet Singh and Tejinder Sharma, owner of Shagun Sweets in Nabha, in the case.

The police said Singh provided the phone to one of the inmates, who established contact with a gang of armed men outside the jail. Patiala SSP Gurmeet Chauhan said investigation revealed that the ASP not only provided phone to help the six inmates escape, but also helped them reach the jail corridor.

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“Bhim Singh was on duty on the intervening night. He met one of the inmates at about 6.30 am and instructed a jail official to let the inmates come to the corridor. Head warder Jagmeet Singh had the keys to the door of the corridor that opens towards the jail. He opened the gate to let them in,” said Chauhan. Tejinder Sharma was arrested for “exchange of money” to facilitate the jailbreak, he added.
Two other officers have also been suspended.

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    Amrita
    Nov 30, 2016 at 3:36 am
    I agree that it would never have happened under a Congress regime that these escapees were caught so promptly. India wants a cleanup fast of all the filth if election results are any indicator. Time tht the enforcers of the law enforce the law. Violators need to be handled very stringently so tht the message is consistent.
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      Niladrinath Mohanty
      Nov 30, 2016 at 2:35 am
      It was clear from the beginning that insider help was there.
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        Raja
        Nov 30, 2016 at 1:44 am
        An inmate belonging to a particular state must be housed in a prison that is located in a distant state. Further, the hardened criminals must go to a prison situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Let the government show the necessary backbone, and refuse to yield to the arbitrary demands of the Sikh community.
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          Sashi Pillai
          Nov 30, 2016 at 5:47 am
          Forget it the BJP , Congress or any other party that will be in power in the centre will do nothing or listen to sane people they will like what they do in Kashmir even hand over the bodies of stani terrorist killed to the local separatist for burial instead of burying them in some remote place in a unmarked grave.They will keep them in the state jails from where they come where they will bribe the prison wardens,police and have the local patronage of the corrupt politicians to carry on their activities.
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            anonymous
            Nov 30, 2016 at 3:19 am
            It never ever happened before under the Congress Govts. Very strange and dangerous things under Modi's watch. Official Machinery being used against the Kejriwal Govt. Vandals let loose against the anti-BJP students by The BJP in Delhi being supported by the Delhi Police. Bhopal Jail break and suious killing of all alleged escapees by the Police and now this in Nabha. Persons of interest are fleeing the country with Official nod by no less a person than the Prime Minister. Rampant Lawlessness is order of the day. India is fast becoming rudderless as to Law and Order , and no one knows where it will lead to next 2 years of the BJP. Better people rise up and recognise the signs of times and take back the country at the Elections and stop lawlessness. Under this Regime the situation is worsening which must end.
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