Harminder Singh Mintoo, chief of Khalistan Liberation Force successfully absconded from Nabha Jail with five other prisoners. On Sunday morning, near about 9 Am, twelve men pretend to be policemen and handcuffed men entered in jail claiming they were bringing the criminals after court hearing. Suddenly, they snatched gun from policemen and fired over 100 rounds. Meanwhile, Mintoo and five other escaped from the jail.
Prisoners who fled from the jail are said to be Mintoo, Kashmeer Singh (both terrorist), Gurpreet Singh shekhon, Vicky Gounder, Amandeep Dhotian and Neeta Deol (gangsters). In no time, after the attack, gang drive the prisoners out of the jail after which Gurpreet, Amandeep, Mintoo and Kashmeer rushed through a Fortuner driven by Gurpreet. In Kaithal, Mintoo and Kashmeer left the car by taking Rs. 19,000 from Mani (Gurpreet’s brother). Both of them hid inside the sugarcane crops for almost 3 hours. Then, one of them went to the nearest village and brought scissors to cut their beard after which they boarded to a jeep to Kurukshetra. From where, both of them took a bus to Panipat. After reaching Panipat, they again changed bus for Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
Anyhow, Harminder was arrested by Delhi Police on Sunday night from Delhi Railway Station, from where he was planning to travel Mumbai. His beard and moustache were trimmed, an attempt to conceal his identity. Throughout the interrogation, he confessed that two insiders and one inmate helped him in escaping. Now, he has been sent to 7 day’s police custody as directed by the Delhi court.
Security agencies and police are searching other in jailbreak. Police of Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh is on high alert. Routes towards Nepal are also being in surveillance.
Kulpreet aka Neeta was also arrested on Sunday and produced before court on Monday. Also, in Sunday evening Parvinder Singh, one of the attackers of jailbreak was apprehended near Shimla by Mohali Police. Who said that Harminder and Kashmeer was not the part of the plan, but the attack was done to make Vicky Gounder release from Prison. But, the plan was leaked and already known to Harminder and Kashmeer, of which they took advantage and somehow managed to escape during attack. Mintoo (49), who is accused in more than 10 terror cases including attack on Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was arrested in 2014 from Delhi Airport. Earlier, he was a member of Babbar Khalsa International and later on he creates his own group. He was recovered with a loaded rifle and six live bullets.
After attack on Nabha Jail, in hunting the jail brokers police open fired a car near check post around 25 KM from the Prison, killing a woman by mistake, which led to a huge protest against the police.