Five armed men in police uniform on Sunday broke into Nabha prison in Punjab’s Patiala district and helped several inmates escape, including dreaded Khalistan ultra and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Mintoo+ .
The other fugitives include gangsters Neeta Deol, Vicky Gonder, Amandeep Doda, and another terrorist, Kashmir Galwaddi.
State police have flagged a high alert across the state and on borders of Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry has sought a report report from Punjab government over the jail break.
Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora met with the state’s deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, and will now travel to Nabha to take stock of the situation there.