A group of gangsters on Tuesday morning freed gangster Palwinder Singh, alias, Pinda, after firing at police cops at the Nabha civil Hospital. A policeman was injured in firing, while two sustained injuries in their eyes as gangsters threw chilly powder.
Pinda was one of the accused in the alleged killing of an assistant sun-inspector (ASI) at Haveli Dhaba in Jalandhar, back in April 2013. He was arrested by the Patiala police in an encounter.
The daring act has created a panic in town, with the civil hospital situated bang in the heart of Nabha.
As per information, Pinda was admitted to hospital with some ailment. Members of his gang, started converging at hospital from various locations and freed him by firing in air and at the policemen deputed for Pinda’s security.
Eyewitnesses said they later sped away in a car, possibly towards Malerkotla.
After the incident, heavy police has been deployed and a manhunt is on to nab the gangster.
Apart from ASI murder case, the accused is wanted in at least six other criminal cases, including contract killing.