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Charges framed against 23 accused in Nabha jailbreak

Among those who were brought to the court were former Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, Kulpreet Singh alias Neeta Deol, Gupreet Singh Sekhon, Bikar Singh, Jagatveer Singh, Bhim Singh, Jagjit Singh, Tejinder Sharma and others.

punjab Updated: Jul 06, 2017 22:49 IST
HT Correspondent
Nabha jailbreak accused Kulpreet Singh alias Neeta Deol at the District court in Patiala on Thursday.
Nabha jailbreak accused Kulpreet Singh alias Neeta Deol at the District court in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Amid heavy security, the court of additional sessions judge Mohammad Gulzar framed charges against 23 accused in the Nabha jailbreak case of November 2016 on Thursday.

Among those who were brought to the court were former Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, Kulpreet Singh alias Neeta Deol, Gupreet Singh Sekhon, Bikar Singh, Jagatveer Singh, Bhim Singh, Jagjit Singh, Tejinder Sharma and others.

In a lower court, the prosecution and the defence had argued over the framing of the charges. Following this, a supplementary charge-sheet was filed on which the court has framed charges now.

The next hearing in the case is on August 27. Police have arrested five of the six people, who had escaped from Nabha jail on November 27.

Gangster Vicky Gounder is the only one who is still at large. Mintoo, Kashmir Singh, Kulpreet Singh alias Neeta Deol, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon and Amanpreet Tonda have been arrested.

The accused were booked under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 392 (robbery), 223 (escape from confinement or custody due to negligence by public servant), 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons) and 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed with a common object) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 25, 54, and 59 of the Arms Act at Nabha’s Kotwali police station.