Nabha jailbreak: Pakistan could be behind the incident, says Punjab Deputy CM

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday voiced apprehension that Pakistan could be behind the sensational Nabha jailbreak.

PTI November 27, 2016 16:46:01 IST
Nabha jailbreak: Pakistan could be behind the incident, says Punjab Deputy CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday voiced apprehension that Pakistan could be behind the sensational Nabha jailbreak, saying the neighbouring country was "desperate to revive terrorism" after Indian army conducted the surgical strike across the LoC.

Nabha jailbreak Pakistan could be behind the incident says Punjab Deputy CM

Rapid Action Force men at Nabha Central Jail, which was stormed by armed men. PTI

"Pak desperate to revive terror post surgical strike. Could be behind jail break," Sukhbir, who also spoke to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval after the incident, tweeted.

The Deputy CM, who also holds Home portfolio, however said that the state government would uncover the conspiracy behind the jail break incident at all cost.

"We will uncover the conspiracy behind terrorist - gangster Nabha jail break at all cost."

"State police is investigating conspiracy between terrorists and gangsters to disturb peace in Punjab before elections," Sukhbir tweeted.

Officials said Sukhbir apprised Doval of the details of the incident and updated him on the steps being taken to apprehend six culprits.

In a sensational jailbreak, a group of armed men in police uniform today attacked the high-security Nabha Jail and fled with six prisoners, including Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo.

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