Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nabha jailbreak, top terrorist KLF chief Mintoo, gangsters flee

Nabha jailbreak,  top terrorist KLF
chief Mintoo, gangsters flee

PATIALA: In a sensational jailbreak, armed men on Sunday, 27th November 2016,  attacked the maximum security Nabha jail in Punjab and escaped with two terrorists, including Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo and four gangsters, police said.
The attackers, dressed in police uniform, breached the tight security of the prison around 9 a.m. with at least 100 rounds fired during the well-planned and executed attack, jail officials said.
In a related development, police sources said police fired at a vehicle on the Patiala-Cheeka road (towards Haryana) which did not stop at a barricade set up to catch the prisoners who escaped. A woman was killed in the incident.
Jail officials told police that the attackers entered the prison premises by telling the outer security that they had brought a prisoner for verification. Their vehicles were allowed entry easily.
Mintoo, arrested in 2014 and with 10 cases against him, and another terrorist, Kashmir Singh Galwadi, were among those who escaped from the jail premises.
Mintoo had been to Pakistan a few times and had reportedly got training from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Gangsters Vicky Gonder, Gurpreet Sekhon, Neeta Deol and Vikramjit also escaped.
Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora said in Chandigarh that he was rushing to Nabha.
The attackers, about 10-12 in number, entered the jail premises in two cars, including a Toyota Fortuner SUV. They breached the three-tier security ring easily.
Prison sources said the attack lasted for less than 10 minutes and the jail security failed to counter the attack. An SLR (self-loading rifle) of the jail security was taken away by the attackers.olce claimed by evening that one person was arrested in connection with the jailbreak incident.  Government announced Rs.25 Lakh for those who will give information leading the arrest of the escaped prisoners.

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