Escape Of Top Terrorists, Gangsters After Daring Punjab Jailbreak

Escape

Of Top
Terrorists, Gangsters  After Daring Punjab Jailbreak Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal

In a daring jailbreak, armed men today (27 November) raided the high-security Nabha jail in Punjab, helping two terrorists and four gangsters escape, police said.

A massive search operation has been launched to nab the prisoners.

The terrorists who escaped at around 9.30 AM were Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, and gangsters, Vicky Gonder, Gurpreet Sekhon, Neeta Deol and Vikramjit.

The 10 to 12 armed attackers dressed in police uniforms entered the jail premises in two cars, including a Toyota Fortuner SUV. They breached the tight security of the jail with at least 100 rounds fired during the attack, which took place when the prisoners were brought out of their barracks for morning chores, jail sources said.

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, also the Home Minister, called an emergency meeting of top police officers to take stock of the situation.

The incident has taken place just two months before assembly elections in Punjab and is seen as a major security breach and intelligence failure.

With inputs from IANS

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