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Former Khalistan Liberation Force chief Mintoo gets bail in Arms Act case

The high court bench of justice Surinder Gupta also directed district and sessions judge, Jalandhar, to ensure that trial of the case is expedited and disposed of preferably within nine months.

punjab Updated: Apr 23, 2017 09:08 IST
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Mintoo after his re-arrest in November last year.(HT File Photo)

The Punjab and Haryana high court has granted bail to former Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo in a case at Jalandhar.

The high court bench of justice Surinder Gupta also directed district and sessions judge, Jalandhar, to ensure that trial of the case is expedited and disposed of preferably within nine months.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against Mintoo in September 2009 for offences under the Arms Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, in Jalandhar.

His counsel had stated that Mintoo was declared a proclaimed offender in February 2011 but was arrested in September 2014 and now is in custody. There were 10 other accused who faced trial in this case and have since been acquitted, the court was told.

He and five others had escaped after 10 gunmen stormed the Nabha jail last November and was re-arrested from a Delhi railway station the next day.