Armed men storm Punjab jail, free five inmates

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Armed men storm Punjab jail, free five inmates
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Punjab - The government suspended the DGP Jails and dismissed two jail officers following the jailbreak at the maximum security Nabha prison.

By IANS/PTI

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Published: Sun 27 Nov 2016, 12:19 PM

Last updated: Sun 27 Nov 2016, 2:33 PM

A group of armed men in police uniform on Sunday attacked the Nabha Jail here and fled with five prisoners including Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo Police said a group of youths dressed in police uniform stormed the jail and opened indiscriminate fire at the high-security jail here.
Five prisoners including a hardcore terrorist escaped, they said.
Those who escaped include gangster Vicky Gondar, Gurpreet Sekhon, Nita Deol, Vikramjeet, and terrorist Mintoo, police said Mintoo was arrested by Punjab Police from Delhi's IGI Airport in 2014.
He was arrested in connection with 10 cases including the 2008 attack on Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and recovery of explosives at Halwara Air Force station in 2010.
Top officials suspended, dismissed
The government suspended the DGP Jails and dismissed two jail officers following the jailbreak at the maximum security Nabha prison.
"We have suspended the DGP Jails. We have dismissed the Jail Superintendent and his deputy," Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir SIngh Badal, also the Home Minister, told the media.
"There is nothing to worry. We will catch them. One encounter has taken place. Whosoever responsible will not be spared," Badal said.
 
 
 



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