Khalistani militant Mintoo, who fled Nabha jail, nabbed at Delhi railway station

New Delhi, November 28
A Sikh militant leader who escaped after 10 gunmen stormed a Punjab jail was arrested by the Delhi Police from a city railway station early on Monday.
The self-styled chief of the Khalistan Liberation Force, Harminder Singh Mintoo, who was freed from the Nabha jail in Paitala with his aide and four gangsters on Sunday, was nabbed from Nizamuddin station, special commissioner of police (special cell) Arvind Deep said.
“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,” the officer said of the arrest made at around 3am.
The arrest followed the interrogation of Palwinder
Singh alias Pinda, one of the 10 gunmen to attack the jail.
Pinda was in the car in which Mintoo was driven off from the jail when he was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli late on Sunday. He told the Uttar Pradesh Police that the two of them travelled together till Panipat in Haryana, which is 85km from Delhi, where Mintoo got off to leave for Delhi.
The UP Police alerted their Delhi counterparts. Mintoo was planning to take shelter with a relative in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar, sources said.
“He was arrested after he made contact with one of his relatives in Subhash Nagar. The intercepted phone call helped in the arrest,” news agency quoted a senior officer of the Delhi Police’s special cell as saying.
A Punjab Police officer in Chandigarh said a team would leave for Delhi to bring back the militant.
Ten gunmen dressed as policemen tricked their way into the Nabha jail on Sunday morning. They fired more than 200 rounds before escaping with the six inmates in three cars.

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