Main accused in Bargari sacrilege case murdered in Nabha prison; Punjab Police tighten security, set up cordon near Patiala
The prime accused in the Bargari sacrilege case Mahinderpal Bittu was killed by inmates in Nabha prison on Saturday near Patiala, the Punjab Police said.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said police had busted a terror module and arrested four persons, including a gangster lodged in Nabha jail.
A gangster who played a key role in the sensational Nabha jailbreak was nabbed in Patiala district on Wednesday.
Chandigarh: Four gangsters, including the "mastermind" of last year's Nabha jailbreak, were today nabbed from a house in Dhudike village of Moga district in Punjab, police said. "Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, who had escaped from Nabha jail last year, and three gangsters have been arrested," Punjab Police, AIG (Counter Intelligence) Gurmit Singh Chauhan said on Sunday.
Khalistani Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo was on Monday sent to judicial custody till 14 December by a Delhi Court when the Punjab Police plea for his transit remand will be considered.
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Sunday admitted that "conspiracy, connivance and lapses" led to the Nabha jailbreak, in which two suspected Khalistani terrorists and four dreaded gangsters escaped.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal about the Nabha jailbreak in which a hardcore Khalistani terrorist escaped along with five other prisoners and sought a detailed report from the state government.
Nabha jailbreak: One arrested in UP for orchestrating the escape; Uttarakhand, Haryana on high alert
Ten armed men reportedly broke into the Nabha jail in Punjab and freed Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo and four other gangsters.