CHANDIGARH: In a sensational jailbreak, a group of armed men around 10 in police uniform today attacked the high-security Nabha Jail here and escaped with five prisoners, one of them is Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo, and other four prisons were gangsters.
The five prisoners, who’ve escaped from high-security jail in Punjab are:
1.Harminder Singh alias Mintoo: A major pro-separatist Khalistan leader, accused in 10+ anti-national cases.leader of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).
2.Kashmir Galhari: a militant and terrorist.
3,4,5,6.Bikramjit Bika, GurpreetSingh, Neeta Johak, Vicky Gondar : gangsters.
How this happened:
According to Sources, they were attacked by about a dozen men who drove up to the jail in two vehicles, a Toyota Fortuner and a Hyundai Verna. While it was not immediately clear how they gained entry into the jail, sources said they were dressed in police uniforms and claimed to have two handcuffed prisoners to be handed over to the authorities(they know the protocol of normal police working).
Once inside, they opened fire on the guards and made their way up to cell number three where the escapees were present. Handing over a weapon to Harminder Singh Mintoo, they fired over 100 rounds on the security personnel, emerging from the jail as they did so. Jail guards retaliated but could not stop the escape.
Surprisingly, nobody was injured in the shootout(which raises some concerns).
One eyewitness said, “I saw more than a dozen people coining out of the jail firing guns. It seemed as if a Diwali was going on. They drove away with the fugitives. The railway crossing was closed at the time but they went round it.”
Investigation done by Punjab government till now:
Punjab government suspends DG Jails, Nabha Jail SP, DSP dismissed and The Centre also sought a report from the state government over the jailbreak incident. The NSA Ajit Doval also talked with Punjab deputy cm in this regard.
This may effect on upcoming elections, all parties will now take this issue to gain votes against present Punjab govt.