Another gangster involved in the sensational Nabha jailbreak incident was arrested by the Punjab Police here on Saturday. “Sulakhan Singh alias Babbar Sultan was arrested from Nawanshahr bus stand at around 10.30 am ,” IG, Jalandhar Zone, Arpit Shukla said, adding the gangster was not carrying any weapons at the time of his arrest.
Sulakhan, a resident of Mattewal village, has been booked for his alleged role in as many as eight criminal cases, he said. Sukhchain Singh alias Sukhi, who played a key role in the incident, was arrested at Patiala recently.
According to the police, Sulakhan along with his three other accomplices in police uniforms had stormed the maximum security Nabha jail on November 27 last year. The armed group had managed to free six prisoners Harminder Singh Mintoo and Kashmir Singh, both terrorists, and gangsters Dhothian, Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Sekhon and Neeta Deol.
IG said that during preliminary interrogation, the suspect revealed that four cars were used during the crime. Sultan alias Babbar was the one who was in the guise of ASI of Punjab police and his other three accomplices were wearing constables’ uniform. IG added that Sultan sent his three partners Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi of Ghanshampur, Supreet Singh alias Harry Chatha and Prema Singh alias Prema Lahoria into jail premises by showing fake warrants of an accused Gurpreet Ram lodged in the jail. It was Sultan who had fired from .32 bore revolver while freeing the other criminals lodged in jail.
The accused revealed that apart from Honda City car, Fortuner, I-20 and Verna car were used during the crime. While 1-20 car was used to bring the accused Bikkar Singh, Jagatveer Singh alias Jagta of Rampura, Sukhchain Singh alias Sukhi of Ullal, Fortuner was used for ferrying Manveer Singh alias Mani Sekhon, Rajwinder Singh alias Raju of Nagoke, Palwinder Singh alias Pinda of Nihalowala and Charanjit Singh alias Channa of Garhdiwal.
SSP Nawanshahr, Satwinder Singh said Sulakhan was arrested while waiting for the bus for his further journey. He had arrived from Jalandhar in a bus, police said. Out of the six escapees, Harminder Singh Mintu, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Kulpreet Singh Neeta and Aman Dhotia have already been arrested. Harjinder Singh alias Vick Gounder and Kashmir Singh are still absconding, revealed the Inspector General.
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