Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Singh Mintoo who had escaped from the Nabha jail on Sunday has been arrested from Delhi recently. Mintoo’s arrest was done by the Delhi police and Punjab police.
“Mintoo has been arrested from Delhi railway station by Delhi police”, said a Police official in Chandigarh.
The police official said that the news of Mintoo’s jailbreak was passed on to the Delhi police, due to which the terrorist was arrested by the officials at Delhi railway station.
Harminder Singh Mintoo took advantage of the pre-planned jailbreak – UP Police
The Superintendent of Police and the Deputy Superintendent have been removed from their post at Nabha jail. UP Police has also arrested the mastermind of the planned jailbreak Parminder Singh aka Painda. As per the sources, Mintoo had contact with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Pakistan.
However, the UP Police has said, “He had planned the sensational jailbreak to free three other criminals. Freeing the Khalistani terrorists, including Mintoo, was not part of the plan.“
Parminder Singh had fled from the jail sometime back and now he had planned a jailbreak at the Nabha jail to free the other members of his group – Vicky Gondar, Gurpreet Sekhon and Neeta Deol. However, Harminder Singh Mintoo took advantage of this plan and ran away with the inmates of the jail.
On Sunday noon, the terrorist had escaped from the Nabha jail along with four other gangsters in a pre-planned arrangement. Delhi, Punjab and Haryana police had been on a high alert since then. A meeting was immediately called by the Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal after which high alert was announced at railway stations, bus stands and other public places.
Armed men barged into the police station dressed up as police officials pretending to bring in an arrested miscreant who was actually an accomplice.
Mitoo was previously arrested in 2014 for various unlawful acts including the attack on the Dera Sacha Sauda Head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 2008 and the Halwara Air Force Station in 2010.
A special task force has also been set up to look into the matter of Nabha jailbreak by the Punjab government.