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Australian NRI who harboured Nabha jailbreak mastermind gangster Gurpeet Sekhon held

In November 2016, Khalistan Liberation Force (KCF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, another militant Kashmir Singh, and gangsters Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Neeta Deol and Amandeep Dhotian escaped after armed men stormed Nabha jail in Patiala district.

punjab Updated: Jul 30, 2018 10:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Moga
Nabha jailbreak,gangster Gurpeet Sekhon,Khalistan Liberation Force
Two militants and four gangsters escaped the high security prison in Nabha in November 2016 with the help of 15 other gangsters.(HT File )

Police on Sunday arrested an Australian NRI, Kultar Singh Goldy, who was accused of harbouring gangster Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, alleged mastermind of November 2016 Nabha jailbreak, from Dhudike village.

Sekhon, Manveer, Rajwinder and Kulwinder, all wanted in Nabha jailbreak case, were arrested in February last year from Goldi’s residence at Dhudike village.

The Punjab and Haryana high court had stayed Goldy’s arrest in April last year and directed him to appear before the police, but he failed to abide by the orders. A senior police official said Goldy was arrested from his residence on Sunday during a raid.

In November 2016, Khalistan Liberation Force (KCF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, another militant Kashmir Singh, and gangsters Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Neeta Deol and Amandeep Dhotian escaped after armed men stormed Nabha jail in Patiala district.

Meanwhile, police have arrested nine proclaimed offenders (POs) in the last seven days in Moga district.

Criminal and drug cases were registered at various police stations against those arrested.

The accused have been identified as Manga Singh of Daulewala village (Moga), a proclaimed offender in two drug cases lodged in 2014 and 2018, Nirmal Singh and Bhinder Singh of Daulewala in attempt to murder and arms cases lodged in 2017, Joginder Singh of Kokri Kalan in Moga (2013 theft case), Inderjit Singh of Charik (Moga) in an excise act case, Harjinder Singh of Sidhwan Bet in Ludhiana (2015 theft case), Major Singh of Sarawan in Faridkot (2008 cheating case), Gurnam Singh of Burj Hamira in Moga (2005 arms case).

A senior official said they are arresting the proclaimed offenders as they are active in criminal activities and also running drug rackets in the district.

The Moga police have attached properties of drug smugglers in as many 42 drug cases besides having deployed personnel at Daulewala village, notorious for drug peddling.

Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Toor said they have constituted special teams to arrest proclaimed offenders. “With this, we will able to control on the organised crime and hit the drug supply,” added Toor.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 10:34 IST