Patiala: Five armed gunmen in police uniform broke into Nabha prison in Punjab’s Patiala district on Sunday and helped several inmates escape, including dreaded Khalistan ultra and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Mintoo.
49-year-old Harminder Singh was arrested in 2014.
The other fugitives include gangsters Neeta Deol, Vicky Gonder, Amandeep Doda, and another terrorist Kashmir Galwaddi.
Following the jail break, high alert has been raised in the entire state.
Security has been upped in the neighbouring states as well. The armed men, who came in disguise, arrived at the jail around 10 AM.
According to reports, the terrorists and gangsters fled in a Toyota Fortuner, a Maruti Swift and a Hyundai Verna.
Last month, as many as eight terrorists had escaped from Bhopal central jail before being finally gunned down by the security forces.