New Delhi, November 28: Events turned truly dramatic after Khalistan Liberation Front’s lead terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo, was nabbed in Delhi after he escaped from Punjab’s Nabha Jail The arrest by the police happened within hours of the jailbreak as a result of coordinated efforts by of the Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab Police.
Commenting on the mode of capture of the KLF terrorist Parminder ,Meerut range IG,Ajay Anand, issued a statement stating,”We overpowered him after a lot of effort, he was planning to go to Dehradun.” In what was shocking for the Police, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from Parminder’s car. Parminder played a key role in the Punjab jailbreak.
Further elaborating on the bravery of the personnel who were key to the high profile capture, the Meerut IG Ajay Anand said, “Our personnel involved in this were Shehzad Ali, Deepanshu Tyagi & Rampal. Reward announced for them and gallantry award recommendation for showing exceptional courage.” The cash reward will amount to Rs 50,000 per person.
Meanwhile, Julio Ribeiro,Former Punjab DGP slammed the lax in security which led to the escape in the first place. Commenting on the jailbreak, Ribeiro said, ” How did they escape? Obviously, it was planned. Dressing up as Police is old trick, it should’ve been anticipated but people become complacent. The Khalistan movement resurrected itself in last 2 years especially because of drugs smuggling. If escaped Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo wasn’t caught, it would have been very dangerous, He’s a big fish.”
The high-profile jailbreak on Sunday morning happened with the assistance of 12 to 14 armed men. Most of the men wore police uniform and attacked guards, so as to help Mintoo escape. Along with the KLF terrorist, five gangsters lodged in the jail also escaped. In order to evade the police during the escape the men came clean shaven.
(Picture Courtesy: Sikh Siyasat News)