Nabha jailbreak: Palwinder Singh Pinda sent to 11-day police remand

Patiala: Palwinder Singh Pinda, who allegedly facilitated the escape of six prisoners from Nabha Jail, was sent to police custody for 11 days by a local court here.

Patiala SSP Gurmit Singh Chauhan said Pinda, who was brought from Uttar Pradesh on transit remand, was produced before the Nabha court last night.

The court of Judge Pamalpreet sent Pinda to 11 days police remand, the SSP said. Three other persons, including Assistant Jail Superintendent, who were arrested yesterday in connection with Nabha jailbreak would be produced before the court today, police said.

Assistant Jail Superintendent Bhim Singh, Head warden Jagmeet Singh and a sweet shop owner Tejinder Sharma were arrested on the charges of abetment and criminal conspiracy in the Nabha jailbreak case.

Six prisoners --Harminder Singh Mintoo, Kashmir Singh, two terrorists, and gangsters Amandeep Dhothian, Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Sekhon and Neeta Deol were freed by a group of armed men who stormed the high-security jail at Nabha in Patiala district on Sunday.

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