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Nabha jailbreak: One suspect held; two suspicious cars impounded

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 21:39 IST

Shamli/Kaithal (Haryana) [India], Nov. 27 (ANI): One of the accused of the Nabha jailbreak was arrested by the Shamli Police and huge cache of arms seized from his Fortuner car in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli.

Confirming the arrest Shamli Superintendent of Police Ajay Sharma said, "During police checking at Kairana, the accused, who identified himself as Parvinder Singh from Jalandhar, was arrested. He is being questioned."

"Accused Parminder has been arrested with huge cache of arms, and he has confessed to his crime. There was a high alert in Uttar Pradesh since the morning, and we had information that accused might try to enter Nepal. During checking, we nabbed him," Additional Director General (ADG) Daljeet Singh Choudhary told ANI.

Meanwhile, a suspicious black Verna car with Punjab number plates - was found abandoned at Shamli and Solumajra village in Pundri Tehsil of Kaithal District, respectively.

The Kaithal Superintendent of Police swung into action and reached the spot with a team. An investigation is on.

Karnal Inspector General of Police Subhash Yadav told ANI, "A car with Punjab number plate was found abandoned in Sonumajra village in Kaithal. We suspect that the car was used in the Nabha jailbreak. An investigation is going on and we are in regular touch with the Punjab Police."

A group of armed men in police uniform broke into high security Nabha Central jail of Punjab and took along six inmates, identified as Khalistan liberation force chief Harvinder Mintoo, Amandeep Doda and gangsters Vicky Gonder, Gurpreet Sekhon, Neeta Deol and Amandeep Dhotia.

Police said, all of the escaped are dreaded criminals and high alert has been sounded in entire Punjab.

Following the incident, Haryana has also been put on high alert and all borders with Punjab have been sealed and police of both the states are working in coordination with each other.

Meanwhile, high alert has been sounded in all jails of the state and Jail Superintendents have been asked to review the security in jails. (ANI)