In a major breakthrough, the Intelligence Wing of Punjab Police have arrested a wanted gangster involved in the Nabha jailbreak case.
Gangster Sukhchain Singh was arrested after the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit intercepted a car on the Nabha-Sangrur road following intelligence inputs, Assistant Inspector General of Police Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said.
He has been booked under various sections of the IPC and Arms Act at Nabha Kotwali police station.
A countrymade pistol and a licensed .32 bore revolver were seized from him, apart from 630 gm intoxicant powder, Chauhan said. The Hyundai Verna car in which the gangster was travelling bore a fake registration number of Haryana, he said.
Chauhan said the accused had put a fake number plate on the car recovered from him. The car was snatched by the accused from an agent of a car dealer by firing at him and injuring him on March 13 near Patran.
The AIG said that other than these, about a dozen cases of robbery, snatching, dacoity and attempt to murder were registered against Sukhchain.
He said that during the course of investigation, it came to light that Sukhchain was an accomplice of Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, the mastermind of the Nabha jailbreak case and had remained behind bars with Gurpreet at the Bathinda jail in 2014, where they came in contact.
Sukhchain played an important role in the jailbreak case and had fired shots upon entering the jail.
Sukchain was released on bail from Sangrur Jail in 2016 in a criminal case.
Of the six gangsters who escaped from the high-security Nabha Jail on November 27 last year, Harminder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Kulpreet Singh Neeta and Aman Dhotia have been arrested. According to the police, a dozen people, including Sukhchain, were involved in the daring jailbreak to get certain prison inmates freed. As many as 22 persons have been arrested so far in the jailbreak case.