Armed men stormed Nabha Jail in Punjab and helped Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo and five other dreaded gangsters escape on Sunday morning. The men, reportedly wearing police fatigues, fired over 100 rounds. A high alert was sounded across the state and police check posts were set up in surrounding areas. The gangsters who escaped from the jail were identified as Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Sekhon, Amandeep Dhotian and Kulpreet Neetu aka Neeta Deol. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal suspended Nabha Jail DG and set up a special task force to track down the escaped convicts. The Home Ministry sought a report from the state government over the incident.
According to police, six to eight persons in police uniforms came on four vehicles Toyota Fortuner (white color) Hyundai Verna (white), Honda City (white) and Hyundai i20 (beige color) and fired several shots before escaping with the six inmates. center home ministry assured all support and help to Punjab Govt.