Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested from Delhi in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and the Special Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Monday morning.
The arrest was made within 24 hours of the sensational jailbreak at the maximum security Nabha Jail in Punjab on Sunday in which two terrorists and four gangsters escaped after the prison was attacked by armed men.
Harminder Mintoo and five others escaped from Nabha jail in Punjab on Sunday after armed men in police uniform tricked the sentries into opening the gates and bolted out with the inmates firing a hail of bullets.
The arrest comes after security agencies launched a massive manhunt to nab the six high-profile prisoners, including two terrorists and four gangsters.
Among the escapees was another terrorist Kashmira Singh, according to Punjab police chief Suresh Arora.
The alleged “mastermind” of the daring daylight jailbreak, Parminder Singh, was arrested just hours after from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district when the getaway vehicle–a Toyota Fortuner–was stopped at a police picket.