KLF chief Harminder Singh Mintoo nabbed from railway station in Delhi

World Monday 28/November/2016 16:11 PM
By: Times News Service
KLF chief Harminder Singh Mintoo nabbed from railway station in Delhi

New Delhi: Khalistan Liberation Front Chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, who had escaped from Nabha jail in Punjab along with five other inmates on Sunday, has been nabbed from Nizamuddin railway station here.
The militant outfit leader was arrested late on Sunday night from Nizamuddin railway station, Arvind Deep, special commissioner of police, Special Cell, said on Monday.
"Punjab Police had suspicion about his movement towards Delhi and they contacted Delhi Police. Following intensive checking and tracking, he was arrested from the railway station last night," said the officer.
A team of Punjab police will take him back to the state. It is the second arrest in the case.
Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday evening arrested the alleged "mastermind" of the daring daylight jailbreak, Parminder Singh.
He was arrested from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district when the getaway vehicle - -a Toyota Fortuner -- was stopped at a police picket.
Mintoo on Sunday escaped along with five other prisoners in a sensational jailbreak after armed men in police uniform tricked the sentries into opening the gates of the jail in Patiala, nearly 200km from here, and bolted out with the inmates while firing a hail of bullets.
Officials said efforts are on to nab the other prisoners who managed to flee. Mintoo was arrested by Punjab Police after he was deported from Thailand in November 2014.
He was wanted in ten terror cases. The KLF chief was brought to India along with his key aide Gurpeet Singh 'Gopi' after Punjab Police, in coordination with central agencies, traced them in Thailand, a senior police official said. Among the escapees was another terrorist Kashmira Singh, according to Punjab police chief Suresh Arora.
Meanwhile, another car was on Monday found abandoned in a village in Haryana's Kaithal district after the Nabha jailbreak incident. The car was found abandoned in Pharal village in Kaithal district.
Kaithal in Haryana is about 70km from Nabha in Punjab where the jailbreak incident took place on Sunday.
"A car has been found in the village. Further investigations were under progress," Kaithal's SP Sumer Partap Singh said, adding police and forensic experts were examining the car.
"Some Punjab Police uniforms and some telephone numbers written on torn pieces of papers had been found from the car which was found in Solumajra. Further investigation in the matter is being conducted by Punjab Police," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kaithal, Tarun Kumar said.
The car bore a fake Punjab registration number, he said. Police teams from Punjab were called in for a coordinated investigation in the case.
In another development alleged mastermind in the Nabha jailbreak case Parminder has claimed that eight persons were involved in the incident and the five fugitives were in Karnal and Panipat in search of a hideout, police said on Monday.
Parminder alias Penda, who was arrested on Sunday in Shamli district hours after the jailbreak told police during interrogation that he was staying in a hideout in Dehradun.
He claimed that besides him seven persons were involved in the jailbreak and he was in contact with them through Whatsapp.
During interrogation, Parminder said that he was also involved in narcotic smuggling in sates including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, SP Ajay Sharma said.
Parminder was accused of killing Punjab police inspector Gurudev and he was on the run, police said.
On Sunday evening, when he was travelling to Dehradun his vehicle was intercepted by police at a check post in Kairana in Shamli district in western Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Further investigations also revealed that Parminder was also involved in theft cases. Police said it had recovered two SLRs, three other rifles, 544 cartridges and mobile phone from his possession.