The Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo, who escaped from a jail in Patiala on Sunday, was arrested from Delhi Railway station on Monday morning.
Mintoo, the chief of the Liberation Force (KLF) had escaped from Nabha jail in Patiala with five other inmates in a sensational jailbreak after armed men in police uniform tricked the sentries into opening the gates. The armed men then bolted out with the inmates while firing of bullets.
“Mintoo has been arrested from Delhi railway station by Delhi police,” said a senior official of Punjab police in Chandigarh.
“We passed on the information about Mintoo following which Delhi police arrested him,” the official added.
A team of Punjab police will now head to Delhi to bring back the escaped prisoner.
Mintoo’s arrest is the second arrest in the case. Late on Sunday evening UP police arrested the alleged “mastermind” of the daring daylight jailbreak, Parminder Singh.
Parminder Singh was arrested from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district when the getaway vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner, was stopped at a police picket.
Officials said efforts are on to nab the other prisoners who managed to flee.
Mintoo was arrested by Punjab Police after he was deported from Thailand in November 2014. He was wanted in ten terror cases.
The KLF chief was brought to India along with his key aide Gurpeet Singh ‘Gopi’ after Punjab Police, in coordination with central agencies, traced them in Thailand, the police said.